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Running though dense woods
Sweat mingles with the falling rain
Hours and hours
Faster and faster
Harder and harder
So very tired...
But he pushes on

Running from where?
And where will he go?
Anywhere away
So far away

He pants
And gasps
And begs for air
But his heart squeezes shut
He can take no more
Too fast to slow down
To drained to go on
But he pushes on

Running into oblivion
The trees seem to laugh
At his speed
Too...slow...
He pushes on

Rasping breath
Shivering muscles
Slipping into darkness
And returning when trees are new
He pushes on

And on

Nowhere to go
Nowhere to stop
Nowhere to be

Until a clearing reaches
With a clear edge
He knows he must stop
His brain screams
NO
But he can’t
So he pushes on

And plunges to his death

Forever pushing on





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Destinee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 25, 2010 at 9:54 pm
Very descriptive. I like it.
But I think that it should be more like:
"And plunges to his doom,
Forever pushing on"
(comma and "doom")
I don't know, whatever you think works.
 
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