Breathless | Teen Ink


April 4, 2010
By Renaissance SILVER, Milpitas, California
Renaissance SILVER, Milpitas, California
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Favorite Quote:
"What is today but yesterday's tomorrow?"

Run, run as fast as you can!
You can’t catch me, foolish man!

Run, run; use all your might.
Nobody wins an impossible fight!

Take out of the clouds your head held high,
It’s apparent now your end is nigh.

Yes, run until your face is blue.
Run until your heart burns too!

Move your feet until blood fogs your mind.
Search and seek but never find.

Wait, watch, as the air grows thin.
Feel the flames burning within.

Feel the weights mount ever higher.
Go and chase your precious desire.

Ha ha ha! You can never catch me!
Open your eyes and the truth you will see!

You can’t catch me your valued breath!
See how blindly you run to death!

So run, run as fast as you can!
Go and keep running you foolish little man!

The author's comments:
There's not much to say about this piece. As I was running two miles for a physical education unit, I felt searing pains in my chest due to asthma. My lungs burned like fire even though I only have a mild case. I can't begin to describe how a chronic case must feel like.

Anyways, this piece is about what it feels like to run with asthma. The burning lungs, the lack of breath, even the lead feet! It's all here. Hope you have a taste of what it's like to walk in the shoes of those unfortunate few. (not including myself)

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