“IT AIN’T OVER TIL IT’S OVER” by Ray Holmes

IT AIN’T OVER TIL IT’S OVER
by Ray Holmes

DON’T YOU LEAVE THE STADIUM YET TEAMMATE
IT AIN’T OVER TIL IT’S OVER.

THERE IS STILL TIME ON THAT CLOCK
SO LET THE GAME PLAY ON.

JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE BEHIND
DON’T MEAN THAT IT IS ALL DONE.

THERE ARE STILL PLAYS TO BE MADE
PASSES TO BE COMPLETED AND THIS GAME CAN STILL BE WON.

SO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION AND LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY
WITH PRECISION AND A LITTLE PRAYER WE CAN EXECUTE THE PLAY.

AS OFTEN AS WE NEED TO WE CAN KEEP GETTING UP
OVER AND OVER AGAIN WE WON’T LEAVE WITHOUT THE WINNER’S CUP.

WE ARE WINNERS AND WE’VE WON IT BEFORE
BY KEEPING RIGHT ON PLAYING WHEN EVERYBODY SAYS IT’S OVER.

WE JUST KEPT PLAYING UNTIL THE VICTORY IS WON
AND THE SOPRANO TAKES THE STAGE AND SINGS THE DARN SONG.

Artist: Ray Holmes

Genre: Poetry

Bio: Local Author, Writer, Teacher and Poet, Colonel Ray E. Holmes

Piece: IT AIN’T OVER TIL IT’S OVER

Piece Description: A motivational poem that encourages teams to keep on even when you are behind.