Thursday, August 21, 2008

Something Special About Usain Bolt

Dedicat to the Fastest Man on Earth, on his Birthday:
It's more than the lightning speed laced up in those spikes, more than the lizard-like lip-licking tongue movements; it's not the relaxed, at-home look on the track... there's something special about Usain Bolt...

Many reporters have captured the aura around this phenomenal youth, but still fail to explain that mysterious X factor. Is it the glimmer in his eyes? The way he smiles *swoon*? The almost-proud swagger that punctuates his walk, and declares his presence? Or is it the romanticised story of a man-boy overachiever, humanity's affinity with fairy-tales and lightning-quick happy endings?

In all his hype, there's something almost child-like in the way he delivers himself up to the people, something refreshing in the carefree way he owns up to being young and Jamaican, the way he can pop a 'nuh-linga' on international cameras, and laugh at a stunned and speechless world (like he can't see what all the fuss is about)...

It endears him to friends, frightens competitors, and constantly leaves the world's jaws dropped in utter amazement... What is it? I don't know, but there's something special about Usain Bolt.

Happy 22nd Birthday, Usain. You have given Jamaica soo much to be proud of. You are already a national hero in my books...

5 comments:

jcanwisegrrl876 said...

as i dun told you on d listserv, Ruthibelle to d RERL!
i r like it very much. yu put dis on d public blog? it deserves to be read!

Ruthibelle said...

lol, I take a bow, my head swelling a little here, gimme a minute, lol. Serious tho, Bolt is just inspiring. He deserves to be written about by ppl like Maya Angelou/Toni Morrison, who could really put some soul into it, I really just only trying to capture a pieca that...

Anonymous said...

BOlt is a hero for tru tho

tito said...

This is a lovely piece fuh tru, but it's not really bout u right now. Bolt is the real big man: 3 records... no wonder they hating on him like that

Ruthibelle said...

Lawd tito, you trying to humble me? lol

Bolt IS the big man, yes. And only 22. More records to come... I know that!