What message does the poet convey in the poem ‘Nine Gold Medals’ by David Roth?
Or, What is the theme of the poem ‘Nine Gold Medals’ by David Roth?
David Roth’s poem depicts the human compassion and sportsman spirit eight differently abled athletes showed in a Special Olympics racing event. When one of the nine runners fell to the ground, the others stopped and came back to lift the fallen one and support him. This was an outstanding display of collaboration and cooperation, for which each of them was awarded with a gold medal. The message conveyed by the poet here is that the world now needs more cooperation and collaboration than competition.