You’ve earned your honor
Fifty-times over, please dear friend
Save the pain for another night.
Dismiss the doubters, for now
Is not the moment to sink below.
You’ve bested the best
Stormed the competition with light-
Hearted integrity – the signs of
A true champion.
Cold dispositions hold no sway
Over your pride, your kingly power.
Leave the frowns to their dungeon cellars
So they can train for another day.
You stand as champion tonight
But tomorrow, the hungry return
Stronger, and well-read
To your ingenious strategies
You’ve won the hearts of many.
Revel in your temporary peace.
Enjoy a sweet drink or two,
Before the sun dips too low
Go forth into tomorrow,