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   The Sound
GUNSHOT! It startled me at first, but I was on my way,
I had trained myself heavily just for this day,

Had to keep on running, running with all my might,
the adrenaline was pumping oh, so much that night.

I was trailing by seven, and needed to get my gain,
yet, I was so far back, and my leg was in pain.

But somewhere deep inside me, somewhere deep inside,
I got my act together now, trailing by only five.

A distance far away, I could hear the crowd shout with glee,
all because now, I'm trailing by only three.

Passed one, passed two I thought I was in first,
with my opponent just beside me, I thought my legs would burst.

For some reason, I thought I'd lose this one,
but hey, isn't a game supposed to be for fun?

When the race was finally over, the glory was all mine,
because, I was the first to cross the finish line!

by J. B.,
Ludlow, MA


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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