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   I carry not a cross, but my body.
I carry my body up Warren St., Bowman,Ruggles,
And Mt.Pleasant.
     Nor am IChrist.
Running is my other religion.
I am as faithful as possible.
Myreligion contains pain, suffering, sacrifice,
Hardship, and bliss. My shoesare God.
And my body - adisciple.
     Take a run withme.
When Christ falls, I stop to walk.
When Christ dies, Icollapse.
When Christ is reborn,
     I run again.
Religion isjust reassurance - when you don't
Feel close to God - go to church.
When Ican't breathe, I go to my
Inhaler. Asthma closes me in and
Betrays mybody.
     Asthma is myJudas.
So in repent, I run again
And again and again.
Then I write itdown.
     In mylog.

          InMy Bible ....


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Symoon said...
Mar. 26, 2010 at 7:38 am
Good metaphors on running, they really gripped me,  but why don't you edit your paper before you send it to Teenink? It would be a better read....:]
 
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