The Commonwealth Games has fulfilled its contract –
as can be said in each event projected,
enactment a resolution of concept
that infallibly holds, that is protected -
that assumes a philosophy of life
whereby forward planning is guaranteed,
some say - God willing, but in today’s brief,
say nothing, but see the act done indeed.
After all, when the discus thrower spins
in his circle and hurls it, its career
follows his concept’s course, except it wins
or loses – the unpredictable here.
Thus success or failure is the one final
imponderable; the former assumed
in each venture, military or civil,
moves all in action in concept presumed.