the black and white MAG

August 12, 2013
By snowflakesofme SILVER, Bellevue, Washington
snowflakesofme SILVER, Bellevue, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.


there's something about the black and white
of running.
something about the sweat,
the pain of pushing hard time and time again
the realization that
the same fire that rages in my legs, in my arms,
burns fiercely in my heart

Because if I can suffer more than the next girl,
that's all it takes,
if I can push more
if I can fly higher
if I can learn to love the pain
of the cold, hard facts,
recorded with the click of a stopwatch
of the heartache of a bad finish
of the adrenaline of the ending sprint
of all these black and white
losses and victories

then maybe I will rise
above the blinding seas of gray.


The author's comments:
Running is one of the most painful sports. I wrote this poem as an insight into why runners keep at it.

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on Aug. 16 2013 at 9:34 pm
snowflakesofme SILVER, Bellevue, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Thanks!! I do both track and cross country actually. I also just ran my first half marathon (it was SO HARD) and that's sort of what inspired this, haha

aylinnnz GOLD said...
on Aug. 15 2013 at 12:47 pm
aylinnnz GOLD, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Maybe no one's really crazy. Everyone is just a little bit mad. How much depends on where you fall in the spectrum. How much depends on how lucky you are." - Joshua Walters

I'm a runner and people ask me why I do it, and I can never really explain it to them, but this, this sums everything up perfectly!! great writing :) (btw do you do track and field or cross country or just run for fun?)


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