Taking Your Breath Away

The Jiu-Jitsu practitioner slithering

Like a boa, stealing prey’s air with pressure.

Eager to learn, always want a refresher;

Humble by nature, brags sound like blithering;

Nobody’s lionized or they’re withering.


With the picture perfect partner on the mat,

There’s a slim chance that you won’t be improving;

Iron sharpens iron while both are grooving.

A tussling roll may not look like combat,

Till you’re removed from your feet and laid down flat.

Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2021/01/19/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-60/.

Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2021/01/21/your-daily-word-prompt-lionize-ydwordprompt-january-21-2021/.

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