He stands in his corner, awaiting the bell;
The flash of cameras, hungry to start action,
Conjuring some demons from the pits of hell,
Ignore the propensity for distraction.
The crowd tries to affect his focus with boos;
Their hometown hero will soon suffer the blues.
A violent display with no repercussions,
Defying odds are his favorite discussions.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2021/01/31/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-66/.
Prompted from Colleen’s Tanks Tuesday Poetry Challenge at: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/02/02/tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-211-abhanga-or-poetschoice/.
Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2021/02/02/your-daily-word-prompt-affect-ydwordprompt-february-2-2021/.
Prompted from Fandango’s One Word Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/02/02/fowc-with-fandango-propensity/.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Word of the Day at: https://mmastorytime.com/2021/02/02/mma-storytimes-word-of-the-day-action/.
Prompted from V.J.’s Weekly Challenge at: https://onewomansquest.org/2021/02/01/vjs-weekly-challenge-repercussions/.