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My Shaken Race

My Shaken Race.
I'm racing against time
Lost in the motions
Fighting past emotions
Carrying mine directions

One step at a time
Eyes on the past distance
I takea step forward
While strides backwards

Wrestling the whistling wind
I, weary in the motions
Sweated and drenched in it
Chest pounding like dried drums

My path ruffled with leaves
Roads roughened with cracks
My feet bled by them
I race towards the dark lines

I'm rocked of my race
Quickly gathering the slow pace
In the race of slow progression
Ascent only a dream

Sinews weakened and worried
Bones torn an worn
Joints locked and shaky
I fight on and off

I'm slowly moving
Backwards to nowhere
I stagnate and regress
In my own undefined race

Like drunkards at night
I stagger and fight
Pretend to fix my sight
But hopeless of reaching the height

Edison H  Okoth.

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  1. Date: 6/13/2012 7:54:00 AM
    Love it, thanks for sharing, i seriously liked this one, read it three times over! =Juli-Michelle=

    Okoth Avatar Edison Okoth
    Date: 6/15/2012 5:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks a lot.