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November 3, 2011
By PhoenixCrossing GOLD, Tinley Park, Illinois
PhoenixCrossing GOLD, Tinley Park, Illinois
14 articles 0 photos 178 comments

Course the thick mud through my veins.
Battle the tedious pains.
Live inside your head
and fantasize instead.
Finish where nothing remains.

The author's comments:
This is about how truly difficult running cross country and races and in general can really be.

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on Dec. 12 2011 at 4:55 pm
dontforget GOLD, Cortland, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The best things in life are left unseen. That's why we close our eyes when we cry, kiss, and dream."

I dont find this at all relateable to cross country, but do however, really like this for different reasons. To me, it's inspires to go through the little aggravations of life and leave things better than you find them.

on Dec. 12 2011 at 3:32 pm
applesauceHater SILVER, Nikolaevsk, Alaska
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hauntingly beautiful. ur just a master of words. LOVE YOUR POEMS!!!!i have to say again, love the way you can make words beautful

on Dec. 11 2011 at 11:25 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Cool sounding, not much else I can see going for it. 

on Dec. 3 2011 at 1:01 pm
poetic.eyes PLATINUM, Everson, Washington
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So great again!!! Great wording and imagery. I have a totally different perspective of limericks now for sure!

on Dec. 2 2011 at 10:20 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

Oh wow, incredible; deep and dark and chanting. Thanks so much for sharing! 

on Dec. 2 2011 at 8:19 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

I will admit, I found this one was a little difficult to understand until I looked at the title for a second time. Your right, there are times when your working at something and it's so hard that the only way you can acomplish it is to pull yourself out of the world around, ignoring distractions and difficluties and the oh-so-sweet temption to quit, and simly think of nothing but the goal itself.

on Dec. 2 2011 at 7:38 pm
ReadWriteBreathe PLATINUM, Pocatello, Idaho
24 articles 4 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you" Tyler Durden Fight Club

I love this. It's short and simplistic  but so good. I can truly relate because I ran track for three years and this is exactly what it felt like. Great job