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Olympic weightlifting: a gut-busting ordeal

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They chalk their hands,


They stare at length,


They turn to prayer


To find the strength.


They eye the bar,


These feral brutes,



Muscles bulging


From skin-tight suits.


Massive shoulders,


A fearsome back —


They don't buy clothes


From off the rack.



They rant and rage,


They grunt and groan,


They snort and scream,


They bellow, moan.


Ungodly weight


They hoist somehow.


It might well be


A couch or cow.


Fibers quiver,


Their faces red,


This ghastly load


Goes overhead.



They hold the weight,


They hear a roar.


They let it drop


And smash the floor.


I watch these hulks


And I'm a mess


From witnessing


Extreme duress.



I'm tired, spent


And put upon.


A hernia


Is coming on.



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