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Track and Field This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

The pressure,
The blood, sweat, and tears we
Put into our workout.

The competition,
The fear of the superior
The friends, the enemies
Getting into our heads
All the way down
Until the race
Then it all goes away

The thrill and anxiety of
Stepping on the track
Setting the blocks, stretching
Preparing my body for what is
To come
The boom of the gun and the jump
Of the runners

The pain, the cramps
The tired muscles
The rain, the heat and
The real deal track meets

This is the life of a runner
We eat, sleep, and breathe track
We live track
This, is my life

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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Jshore said...
Sep. 23 at 3:20 pm:
This is exactly how it is. Couldn't have put it any better. Track is LIFE.
 
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