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Athlete - Part 3

Final fifteen minutes of wait All the fears are building up But there's no pressure release valve So you better hold it together, stay cool Cooler than the sweat running down your spine Looking at others and their poker faces As if you all went to different acting schools All pretending to be the killers of the room Reminding you to rehearse your moves Forecasting what others will do Now you're feeling tactically superior Jumping in excitement you're ready to go Damn starter, please don't take long... The pistol fires, stampede ensues Your body knows where to move Mind ogling if it's looking good Sealing the choice of your group A moment of relaxation though you're racing on The next heartbeat your painless state is gone The agony begins but you can't fold Survive a little more and clear your thoughts Focus on what's ahead and who to attack With the last two hundred and fifty remaining You accelerate pass a group of victims They're foolish to retaliate on the bend Now it's straight to the finish line You've been seeing red for a while But the question is who can do it a little longer You know you won't break first, pushing on Sacrificing a piece of your soul You pay the price to wear that gold

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Date: 4/16/2016 9:05:00 AM
Good write Davor, spoken like a true runner...thanks for the read, Charlie
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Davor Miljkovic
Date: 4/16/2016 10:24:00 AM
It was written as a "stream of consciousness" rather than some traditional poem but figured sharing it anyway :) And your welcome :P