Below is the poem entitled I Ran Alone which was written by poet
Roberts. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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So many at the start
Jostling Elbows stuck out
Tempers a little frayed
My mind a computer chip
Reminds me I run alone
Other might be near
I run alone
Many yards do I pound .....Mind on job ahead
Forget all problems with life .....Concentrate
Am running in a small breakaway group
All ran yesterday 's race ...... Advantages not yet in vogue ....Concentrate
On and on we run......Feet now on fire
Heaving chest sweating profusely .....Concentrate.
2 more laps to go
Get into position for the breakaway .....Gather your awareness ....Concentrate
Round the bend ..... the bell will ring for me
Time to show them my worth.......Concentrate
Gathering my strength .....I stretch my legs heart now pounding
Gathering momentum .....Concentrate
Look up at the screen! .....Can see bodies hurtling behind me
Blind panic keeps me going ......Concentrate
Can see the finshing line .... Legs pound on
The bodies conserved energy in use .....Concentrate
Chest out, arms out behind .....I lunge for the tape
Three bodies near enough together, fall down with exhaustion
Wait for results ......All looking at screen
Here they come, I won , personal best ....Concentration no longer needed.
I ran alone.
Penned 12 September 2013
Too long for contest ......unable to reduce to 14 lines.