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The Race

It’s not about the winning or losing But how the race is run To be in the Winners Circle To bask in limelight’s fun It’s not about the winning or losing But how the race is run The preparation starts well before The race is even begun It’s not about the winning or losing But how one runs the race In a Universe full of Abundance One must take their place It’s not about the winning or losing But how the game is played It’s always great in the winner’s circle Especially when one meets the grade Life is but a transitional race In which we take our place It’s a Universe full of abundance To foul would be bad taste Grievances set aside In Harmony enjoy the treat A Universe full of Abundance The World is at your feet Solitary you battle through the race On a journey all alone Let’s join you then and run in fun That’s how this race is run
Footnote: The music is from the movie 'Chariots of Fire', a true story of two young dedicated British contenders with different religious denominations who were fierce competitors in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Music by - 2CELLOS, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser in their new album playing the Title from 'Chariots of Fire' by Vangelis with London Symphony Orchestra. POTD 15th July 2017

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Date: 6/25/2019 1:43:00 AM
Solitary you battle through the race On a journey all alone......///excellent poem
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Maria Williams
Date: 6/29/2019 2:10:00 AM
Thank you Mahtab, appreciate your visit and lovely comment....Maria
Date: 8/8/2017 8:36:00 PM
Hi Maria: After reading this wonderful poem several times, I can relate. As I age (or evolve), I know that each day will end and I have won a race. I have been running each day. Carpe Diem!
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Date: 8/10/2017 4:09:00 AM
Hi Ralph, what a great attitude you have. If only others could adopt the same the world would be a better place. Thanks for the visit and fine comment.....Maria
Date: 7/24/2017 12:54:00 AM
Gives food for thought...well said. The spirit of being part of the race that is important. Congrats on potd. keep up the spirit! :)
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/24/2017 6:22:00 AM
Thanks so much Sunita, always appreciate your visit and lovely comments...Maria
Date: 7/23/2017 2:32:00 AM
Great poem, Maria! And...so true.
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/23/2017 6:11:00 AM
Thanks so much Carole, always appreciate your friendly visit and comments. So glad that you liked it...Maria
Date: 7/22/2017 12:16:00 PM
well crafted into an eye-romancing beauty... Your lines and words are just lovely... Its nice visiting one of your pages again..
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Date: 7/23/2017 6:13:00 AM
Thanks so much, so glad that you enjoyed this Funnom, thanks also for the glowing comment...Maria
Date: 7/20/2017 11:42:00 PM
Wonderful poem with a good message to keep in mind and to follow. Congrats on your POTD.
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Date: 7/23/2017 6:15:00 AM
I'm so glad that you enjoyed the message Afzal, as always I do appreciate your visit and comments...Maria
Date: 7/17/2017 9:20:00 AM
Beautiful music, coupled nicely with your beautiful words.
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Date: 7/18/2017 1:55:00 AM
Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment Scott...Maria
Date: 7/17/2017 2:58:00 AM
- Sorry a little bit ... this beautiful poem deserved a glory Maria, congratulations ! - I have not been so much on soup in recent weeks - Best wishes and hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/17/2017 7:04:00 AM
Thanks so much Anne-Lise, always appreciate you my friend...Maria xxx
Date: 7/17/2017 1:39:00 AM
Excellent. Very inspirational write. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 7/17/2017 7:05:00 AM
Thanks Ravi, so glad that you liked this. Thanks for stopping by...Maria
Date: 7/16/2017 11:50:00 AM
Very inspirational piece Maria very well written and congrats on poem of the day yesterday.
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Date: 7/16/2017 10:05:00 PM
Thanks so much Edward, I do appreciate the time you've taken to visit and leave your comment
Date: 7/16/2017 7:49:00 AM
May I start by congratulating you on p.o.t.d. Maria....very much worth it! The Race and Chariots of Fire match perfectly (I love the cellos, too). I was an all-rounder in sports and always aimed at winning, but never at the cost of sacrificing enjoyment or sportsmanship. Life's journey is so much similar; your words speak clearly about it. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 7/16/2017 8:26:00 AM
Thanks for your visit and congrats Paul. The POTD was a total surprise especially since Hallelujah received POTW on Sunday - Bowled over! I think all you good friends commenting and putting favs, helped. I thought you would like 'Chariots of Fire' and the Cellos - You're right, winning is never worth it if not played fairly. As a sportsman you know that ...Maria PS - Two new poems coming up.
Date: 7/15/2017 3:12:00 PM
All is indeed transitory Maria.' The final arbiter awaits, whether your phase in life leads to yet a better existence, or you find youeself in the worse state possible for on every tray of fruit you will find a the good & not so) this is a part of our tangible world so will it not be moreso in a world with no fleshly aspects? anyway congrats on potd..'
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/16/2017 12:12:00 AM
Thanks Joe for your valuable comments. I do appreciate your visit ....Maria
Date: 7/15/2017 1:24:00 PM
Congratulations on your awesome POTD Maria! A wonderful message in this honored poem!
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Date: 7/16/2017 12:13:00 AM
So glad that you think so Connie,as always I do appreciate your comments and visit...Maria xx
Date: 7/15/2017 11:39:00 AM
It is about taking part and being part of something, an awesome write. Always loved Chariots of fire.. Congrats on POTD
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/16/2017 12:17:00 AM
Exactly so S1, you got it completely. Thank you for your visit and comment, I do appreciate it ...Maria
Date: 7/15/2017 11:05:00 AM
Lovely music, exemplary writing. What more could anyone want???
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Date: 7/16/2017 12:21:00 AM
Thanks Sunlite,so glad that you liked it all. I really appreciate your comments and dropping by...Maria
Date: 7/15/2017 10:48:00 AM
Splendid Pen! Congrats on potd :) xomo
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Date: 7/16/2017 12:23:00 AM
Thanks so much Maureen, thanks also for stopping by and lovely comments...Maria
Date: 7/15/2017 9:23:00 AM
Great poem, happy to see this as POTD. Congrats!
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Date: 7/15/2017 9:42:00 AM
Thanks so much Agnes for your visit and congrats. Glad you liked the poem...Maria
Date: 7/15/2017 9:04:00 AM
Wonderfully written Maria and I always enjoy Chariots of Fire, congratulations for POTD honors...
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/15/2017 9:41:00 AM
Thank you so much Charlie for your congrats. I love Chariots of Fire too and I think the music fitted the theme. Aren't the Cellist great...Maria
Date: 7/15/2017 8:36:00 AM
Congrats!!! Maria...way to go...you stole the show!...happy POTD!...^WW^
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/15/2017 8:56:00 AM
Thanks so much WW. my friend, Totally unexpected. I'm so glad that you liked it so much. I loved the way you rhymed your congrats...Maria
Date: 7/15/2017 7:40:00 AM
Hello Maria, Congratulations on the POTD honor!! Enjoyed this superb rhyme very much. Cheers and Best, Gary
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/15/2017 7:53:00 AM
Thanks so much Gary. So glad that you enjoyed this. I always appreciate your visit and lovely comments...Maria
Date: 7/15/2017 6:45:00 AM
So beautiful and inspiring story, I enjoyed reading it this morning, Maria. Congratulations on potd... hugs :)
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/15/2017 6:47:00 AM
Thanks Akkina, a lovely surprise getting POTD. Thanks for the visit and lovely comment....Maria
Date: 7/15/2017 6:33:00 AM
Wow! Congratulations Maria for this superb offering which has garnered POTD. Great job and I love it:)
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/15/2017 6:45:00 AM
Thanks Daniel, thanks for your visit and the congrats. The POTD is indeed an unexpected surprise, Heidi alerted me. So glad that is was well accepted...Maria
Date: 7/15/2017 5:53:00 AM
Now this poem is outstanding Maria. I keep saving favorites lately, filling it up, but this one will be another favorite! I love what you have shared with us here. Congratulations for POTD!
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/15/2017 6:50:00 AM
Thanks for alerting me Heidi, I wouldn't have known if it wasn't for you. Thank you for making it a fav. I hope everyone likes it as much as you did....Maria
Date: 7/14/2017 4:49:00 PM
Simply beautiful and inspiring poetry, Maria. The wisdom bestowed unto us by your pen is heart embraceable. A pleasure to read your thoughts/feelings. Great poem! Instant fave. Love and smiles always.
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Date: 7/14/2017 8:02:00 AM
It seems that life is a race with many obstacles to over come as we run through it. The winner's circle, in my opinion is only worth arriving at if you have helped others arrive there with you. Now, I know in an actual race, winning is the goal and I have no problem with that, but in life if we step on or over others along the way, what good is winning. Loved the poem and the music, though I was not always a big fan of this song, the instrumentalists who are performing it are wonderful.
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/14/2017 8:33:00 AM
Bravo Chris and most perspicacious observation from you. I love your comment and the truth in it. I saw a race once where the runner threw the race in order to help a fallen competitor - that was true winning. As I said - 'It's not the winning but how the game is played and means not stepping on others'...Maria
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