i found this poem posted up at Little Karen Marie... and having been a cheerleader, and being mommie to a cheerleader, welps... whoever wrote it is special in my lil books...becauses somethings just need to be remembered...
Cheerleading is a way of life, shared by a chosen few.
It is working as a unit in everythihg you do.
Cheerleading is a rivalry; the competion makes you strong.
It is sharing secrets and tears, learning to get along.
Cheerleading is that ongoing drive to be the very best, It is patience, perserverance, and very little rest.
Cheerleading is having poise and charm with every word you say.
It is total dedication twenty-four hours a day.
It is always being ready with encouragement or a smile.
Cheerleading is your chance to express your individual style.
Cheerleading is reaching out to comfort a sister who is sad.
It is defending each other in the good times and the bad.
Cheerleaders are always there whenever someone asks.
They treasure the present moment and let go of the past.
Cheerleading is a talent to be able to shine on cue; it is hiding the pain and anguishes that if only people knew.
Cheerleaders after all, are real people that sometimes get down, but when they're in the spotlight, they must never put on a frown.
Cheerleaders are actresses, always ready to go.
That is why it is important for all the world to know that not every girl can be a cheerleader, it takes a special kind.
Cheerleaders are full of life and a little bit out of their mind.