The Run

February 16, 2010
By Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.


The Run

I’m scared out of my mind,
Two mile cross country race,
My nerves are uncontrollable,
It’s indescribable,

It’s the day of the race,
It takes a team to win,
What if I lose this for them?
It’s indescribable,

I’m called to the starting line,
My teammates are supporting,
My coaches remind me of how hard I’ve worked,
I’ve earned this,

A man holds up a false gun,
The shot rings in my ears,
My steps form into strides,
I’ve earned this,

Tap, tap, tap, tap, and my Nike shoes hit the grass,

My feet fly across the ground,
My pink spikes grip into hills,
Any remaining tension fades,
I’ve earned this,

Tap, tap, tap, tap,

Wind hits me in the face,
Cold tears stream down my cheeks,
My legs ache,
I push through,

Tap, tap, tap, tap,

My fragile ankle throbs,
My breathing comes too fast,
My side hurts,
I push through,

Tap, tap, tap, tap,

My mind will not shut up,
I wish I could turn it off,
It’s telling me to stop,
I can’t,

Tap, tap, tap, tap,

My ankle threatens to give,
My muscles are cold and stiff,
Maybe I should stop,
I can’t,

Tap, tap, tap, tap,

I’ve already finished a mile,
Six minutes and thirty seconds,
Pain is temporary, victory is forever,
I give all I have,

Tap, tap, tap, tap,

Three quarters to go now,
My legs are numb from the cold,
I feel like I could run forever,
I give all I have,

Tap, tap, tap, tap,

My mind is finally silenced,
I’m in a groove as I approach the finish,
I lengthen my strides until I’m sprinting,
I’m almost there,

Tap, tap, tap, tap,

Cheers erupt from the crowd,
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,
I chant that when I’m tempted to stop,
I’m almost there,

Tap, tap, tap, tap,

I’ve passed the line and my tag’s ripped off,
10th place with a personal record,
Thirteen minutes and thirty five seconds,
I made it,

I’m the fifth Charger to finish,
My team congratulates me,
I’m so proud of myself,
I made it,

My energy is gone and I just want to rest,
All that exerted force was well used,
I know I did everything I could,
Victory is indescribable.


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on Apr. 3 2010 at 8:41 am
MyFairyTaleEnding SILVER, Villa Ridge, Missouri
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You're sooo very WELCOME! And thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it! Haha I like your work too. :)

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Apr. 2 2010 at 8:31 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thank you :)

on Apr. 2 2010 at 12:46 pm
NonsensicalMuse PLATINUM, San Anotnio, Texas
22 articles 0 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds as long as you don't get altitude sickness"

"Perhaps you are right,perhaps not. I don't know 110% either way.All I know is that Im in search of truth. If you are too, let us be friends."

really good!

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Apr. 2 2010 at 7:30 am
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

wow, thank you! i'm glad you liked my poem--- i liked your work too :)

on Apr. 1 2010 at 10:26 pm
MyFairyTaleEnding SILVER, Villa Ridge, Missouri
7 articles 0 photos 86 comments
Thanks for the comment on my ariticle, "Broken"! I read this, and I think it's really good! You sound so eager and sure of yourself! I love how you described yourself being pushed and how nervous you were! GREAT JOB!!! Keep on writing! :D 

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Mar. 30 2010 at 6:50 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

cool! im glad you saw this then. thank you for commenting :-)

on Mar. 29 2010 at 4:14 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

Great job.  I can totally relate to everything because I run cross country too.

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 4:45 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thank you.... i think????

on Mar. 25 2010 at 6:56 pm
Lola_Sveroski, Manschef, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
I am an author. Normal was out of the question by the age of three.

Haha. Sure thing.

βίωσις said...
on Mar. 25 2010 at 5:19 pm
I must take a sabbatical and muse this poem.

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Mar. 25 2010 at 5:16 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

:-) thanks, i tried to make it realistic...

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Mar. 25 2010 at 5:16 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thank you, i liked your story too;-)

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Mar. 25 2010 at 5:14 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

youre not slow! stop saying--you should run with me tomorro!!!!!!!

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Mar. 25 2010 at 5:13 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thank you, lola.

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Mar. 25 2010 at 5:12 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thanx for commenting;-)

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Mar. 25 2010 at 5:11 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

yes you did run a cc race! but thank you anyways and way to blow his cover.

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Mar. 25 2010 at 5:10 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thank you!

on Mar. 25 2010 at 5:05 pm
Sill_Sitter11 BRONZE, Milan, Ohio
3 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

I agree with scott... I MEAN ODYSSEY!!! the crosscountry race was described well and I could picture myself there which is saying something considering ive never ran a cc race before

on Mar. 24 2010 at 6:38 pm
cjsweetie BRONZE, Clewiston, Florida
3 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
The minority can change the majority.

I lovee it very much. wonderful imagery.

on Mar. 24 2010 at 2:14 pm
IAmTheJesusFreak SILVER, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
Jeremiah 20:9
But if I say, I will not mention him (God) or speak any more in his name, his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary in holding it in, indeed I cannot.

Once again, awsome job! You described it so well, and I could picture it in my mind perfectly. Keep at it!


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