November 6, 2008
By Kaylie Haynes, Littleton, CO

My strained heart beats
In rhythm with my feet
My legs want to stop
But I'll run 'till I drop
I'm in so much pain
It's taking over my brain
I must not give up
Keep going, don't get stuck
I need to pass this girl
But I just want to hurl
Gotta get my head in it
It's twenty short minutes
It's the end of the race
Gotta pick up the pace
With this new strength I've found
I can't let my team down
My head is spinning
We're so close to winning
How I feel? I'm dying
I just want to start crying
But I would feel so bad
To know if I had
Passed one more person
My team could have won

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