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Short Race poem by Latha Ramprasad| Details | |

Slow and steady wins the race


Short Race poem by theresa stephens| Details | |

Circuit Race

Stop watch

timed out

Short Race poem by Jerry Stevenson| Details | |

Redneck Pride Footle

Real Loud.
Real Proud.

Short Race poem by Mark Taylor| Details | |

Go Go Dancer

the white man's burden
cultivates Afrika’s roots
a caged mind unbarred

Short Race poem by Jerry Stevenson| Details | |

Haitian Horror

Port-au-Prince fell hard
and the people cried out loud
but no one listened.

Short Race poem by Jerry Stevenson| Details | |

Zuit Suit Bigot

He is a billionaire in a zuit suit
who owns a basketball team.
Money cannot buy brains.

Short Race poem by Colin James Platt| Details | |

What is life

This is a 5-7-5 poem.

What is life to me? 
Life is adventure and free 
Seize the moment run

Short Race poem by Cherie Gozon| Details | |

Tick Tock

I walk fast
I walk and walk

I ran a mile
I ran and ran

In a hurry
In a while
I’m out of time.

Short Race poem by Ingrid Showalter Swift| Details | |

Falling Behind

Faster pace!!!
Move it!
Moving on…..
 ‘Let’s go!...Let’ go already!

Don’t you get it ????

You are falling behind

Short Race poem by Jerry Stevenson| Details | |

Brothers And Sisters

Clarence Thomas! Condi Rice! Valarie Jarrett!
Susan Rice! Eric Holder! Barack Obama!
The brothers and the sisters are doing fine!

Short Race poem by harry horsman| Details | |


If my horse on the race course
a winner for me
then the course for my race horse
makes me debt free.

So the beat of the mare's feet
makes me debt free
gold such a treat for this feat
a winner for me.

Short Race poem by Wilfredo Derequito| Details | |

Humanity's Face

stand by your mirror,
see the human race
staring at your core,
reflected on your face.

a race that cannot forgive,
a race knowing no mercy,
a beast that does not give,
a beast that loves to slay.

Short Race poem by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr| Details | |


there's plenty race and faces
in the world  bys and girls
if i had my way here what i say
its my dream bad as it seen
we all are human beans
this is not a game
just  have one faith

Short Race poem by Gerald Kithinji| Details | |

Uneven Race

…and those in the race
Continued running
And the gap widened
Between they and us
Who stayed behind
And invoked native ingenuity
To give value to our lives.

For us the race was run:
To beg their aid is taboo!

Short Race poem by bulinya martins| Details | |

secrets lost of the world long gone

secrets lost of the world long gone
arise from the belly of hereafter horizon
a deadly race to keep it hidden is on
the forces of light wrestle forces of darkness
and the poor human race is stirred
then left confused

Short Race poem by T Wignesan| Details | |

Limerick: Once a Time-Keeper at race Marathon

Limerick : Once a Time-Keeper at race Marathon

Once (a) Time-Keeper at race Marathon
Decided to keep time on the run
He kept looking at watch
Runners forgot to watch
Ended up in Tower of London.

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013

Short Race poem by Christopher Waters| Details | |

Life is a race

Life is race. The moment time was invented it became a race. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise but it is race against nobody but you there is no way to win this race but you can lose this race if you stand still

Short Race poem by James Marshall Goff| Details | |


everywhere I look
it's sad to say

people race by
moving past time

looking for something
to quiet their hearts

eager to show me
all they have gained

holding out hope
against proven odds

to race yet again
and never say die

Short Race poem by Jajosh Ongado| Details | |


RUSH Green Lights Minutes Gone Dawn whisks in a flash Lost among zooms of speed Exiting from my blank life “ This heart throbbing in empty beats.” Jajosh Ongado Create Your Pyramid for nette onclaud 27May 2014

Short Race poem by Syed Imon Rizvi| Details | |

Martin Luther King Junior

Martin Luther King, Jr.

When innocent dies,
Whole universe cries,
Even of dear earth,
We can hear, outcries,
But selfish human being,
Never even sighs.

All rights are reserved. Syed Imon Rizvi
From a book "Outspoken" - 2012
Available at

Short Race poem by T Wignesan| Details | |

Limerick: Once Lucy met Heidelberg Man

Limerick: Once Lucy met Heidelberg Man

   for Nelson Mandela

Once Lucy met Heidelberg Man
Then Neanderthal and Peking Man
Tortoise said to the Turtle:
“Where’s your doggone girdle!”
“What a disgrace to my race,” said Bushman!

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013

Short Race poem by Jerry Stevenson| Details | |

Perverse Equality

Chester Purvis is white and he is in prison.
Arnold Watson is black and he is in prison.
Nelson Windstalker is red and he is in prison.
Ernesto Valendez is brown and he is in prison.
Charles Tanaka is yellow and he is in prison.
This all must be some kind of perverse equality.

Short Race poem by Fate Dictates| Details | |

Run Run Run

Run run run rapidly readily rigorously
Reaching roads rivers railways
Run run run rough remote rambling routes
Realizing regret remorse remain redundant
Run run run re-evaluating racing rituals
Remaining respectful responsible  relaxed
Run run run repetitively run run run repeatedly

Short Race poem by TAMMY REAMS| Details | |

Safe Spot

                              go spot no spot stop
                      light is red now green I scream
                              dashing in and out
                      a clean sweep he lifts and bounce
                      tail wagging his ball retrieved 

contest sponsored by Andrea Dietrich

Short Race poem by Thabang Ngoma| Details | |


Run the gauntlet
Doomsday athlete
Amass wealth
Over own health

Kill for sport
Rot will eat
Kill for hate
Hell already ate

Love more
A lottery draw
Chalk murder drew

Fast from the past
The future passed
Light years ago
Now let ego go

Race you home
You have none
Earth was blue
A hole we blew

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