Monday, 3 June 2013

The Marathon


I catch my breathe at the starters gun,
Running this race, had just begun
Steel hope and determination
To win my cause: to feel the rush of the applause.

Heart pounding, as I run
Hoping the pain, would refrain
A willingness to carry on: and break through the barrier.
Heart pounding, as I run
Until my race, is won.

The jostle of bodies, running close by
Some crimson and red, hearts pounding like lead
As we all race for our cause,
And not the applause.

Heart pounding, as I run
Until our race is won.
Then after the 26 miles have gone.
I know that finally my work is done.


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