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Running In Place

My only form of escape 
Is to run away 
I have been running all of my life
I run instead of standing up for my self
I run from the truth 
That will set me free 
I run from whats holding me back
And pulling me down
I give up my rights to stand up
And fight 
I run to keep out  of mind and sight 
All that mess of long ago struggles
I run to find in easy short cut to come
A cross and finish
And not run blind on a straight line
I look for ways to run
To drop the load thats slowing me down 
I run so that i dont have to explain 
Why the sun dont shine on my face 
Why the rain takes the place of my tears
Why this frown takes the place of my smile
I run to hide whats locked deep inside
And someday die then i can say
Aim done running

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  1. Date: 9/18/2009 1:05:00 PM
    I know what you describe here; I have run, too, for a lot of my life. The poem captures this very well. I helped myself by learning to run in reality (marathons). Gets it out of my system... very true poem!