Poem for Oscar

Memories of 2012
Blades tapping
Pulse racing
The athlete runs towards the bend
Crowds clapping
Men chasing
Pistorius strives for the end
Flags flapping
Eyes raising
With medals, congratulations send
Arms wrapping
Smiles facing
Oscar reaches out to his friend
Sally, Scotland


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Message for Oscar: You are changed but still remain in God’s love

Dearest Oscar.

You have taken that one tiny but immensely important step to return to your beloved track in a superbly executed move by you, your family and PR team. I believe this may be the first true step in the recovery and renewing of your soul and spirit .

This is where you are meant to be Oscar – this is your place of gentle recovery and renewal. Familiar sounds and people, all those things that touch your senses to reconnect you to your world. That first step onto the track, filled with emotion, signals that God has led you to that familiar place, where you can regain your self esteem and sense of self worth.

Remember dear boy that God is always near you, beside you, around you.
He will not let you slip or fall for He has ordered your steps and has brought you to this place surrounded by those who love you, protecting you, gently encouraging you forward day by day and watching over you always.

He has called you by name and you are His.

Those of us who watch from afar pray that you will find the strength to return day after day to train, not with the ferocity that competitive sport demands but gently and at a pace that will encourage your heart and soul to recover from the trauma, away from public intrusion.

I know that your days will not be easy and there will be moments of sadness intertwined with renewed hope but that sadness and fear will gradually recede as your spirit gently recovers.

Remember dearest Oscar, God loved you as His own before that tragic day. He loves you now. He has called you by name and you are His. He is gently piecing together your broken heart and renewing your spirit in His time.

You are changed but still remain in God’s love. He does not forsake you.

olcpfriends.(Your global family)

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Oscar Pistorius visits sick children in hospital

Rather than feel sorry for himself, Oscar’s career has been an extraordinary triumph of the human spirit. That extends to visiting the sick and particularly amputees whenever his schedule allows

~ Mail Online

These are my blades of glory…

Oscarsbladesofgloryphoto © Mark Robinson

With just 100 days to go to London’s paralympic games, Oscar Pistorius is a busy man. But the Blade Runner still found time to spend his Sunday morning visiting sick youngsters at the Manchester Children’s Hospital.

The 25-year-old 400m runner […] took his famous artificial running legs into the wards to allow the youngsters a glimpse of what can be possible through adversity.

~ Mail Online

Oscarsbladesofglory1photo © Mark Robinson

“I try to get them (the children) to think: ‘Ninety per cent of what I was able to do before, I can do again. I can jump off a wall, practical things. I might not be as fast as I was or as extreme, but I can climb, jump, throw, sprint.
That’s important. The kids are the easiest ones to convert because their minds are not teinted, they are not cynical. It’s quite special in a way.”

~ Oscar Pistorius

Daily Mail UK

article by Ivan Speck, published on May 20th, 2012

Message for Oscar: Isaiah 40:29-31

My dear Oscar

I can’t tell you how happy I was to hear of your decision to return to the track. An emotional, tentative, bittersweet reunion of blades and muscle moderated with enforced idleness. The familiar thud of blades on grass, pounding heart, the wind in your face and the healthy exhaustion of an exercised body. Who could be surprised that you have missed it Oscar, or dare to deny you the right to be there; for watching you on the track, only one blinded by ignorance, could fail to see that for you, running is as necessary to life as breathing – a beautiful reminder of a God given gift to an extraordinary man.

Dear boy, it would be naïve to underestimate the enormity of the journey still ahead of you, but I am certain that your brave decision to return to running is a truly positive step to recovery, an opportunity to reclaim normality and reconnection with your former life and to prepare your body and mind for the days ahead. Remember those words engraved upon your back Oscar, ‘I do not run aimlessly’, for indeed there is renewed purpose in every precious stride that you take. And we are proud to run with you every step of the way.

Isaiah 40:29-31
Our strength comes from the Lord

He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.

God bless you Oscar.

With love

Heather olcpfriends (your global family)

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Message for Oscar: Deut 28, 13

“The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always end up at the top and not at the bottom, if you obey his commandments which I am urging you today to be careful to do.”
Deut 28, 13


Dear Oscar, this picture means so much to me. I have often looked at it and reminded myself that with God, I can be “above only, and not beneath” the worries and troubles of my life. Through some of the hardest moments I have looked at this picture and reminded myself of what The Lord has promised me, if I stay close to Him, and do what He asks. I pray today that you will begin to see yourself in this way. You are dear to Him, dear boy. He wants you to be “above, and not beneath” the things that surround you right now.
Bless you, dear Oscar, today, as we see you take your first tentative steps towards a a recovery

Much love,
Julia, UK. Olcpfriends

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