Toward the heavens, his foe eclipsed the spotlight;
A shadowed spot on the mat; x marks the spot.
Time paused while the opponent hung in mid flight,
Gasps of horror, stomached turned into a knot.
A slam so strong solid mass becomes vapor,
Left flat on the canvas equal to paper.
Modest in victory, now bring on the fun;
He climbed up the cage like the rise of the sun.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/11/23/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-30/.
Prompted from Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge at: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2020/11/24/2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-204-themeprompt/.
Prompted from Fandango’s One Word Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/11/24/fowc-with-fandango-vapor/.