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Rising Anticipation

August 28, 2013
By FilmEcho68 GOLD, Wentzville, Missouri
FilmEcho68 GOLD, Wentzville, Missouri
16 articles 1 photo 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you will be successful." -Unknown

Soft steps, the crunch of gravel too loud.
High rise, your stomach falls.
Soft pulse, your eyes sharp,
You notice everyone’s sweat.

Deep breath, shallow mind still.
Frozen body, warm skin steaming.
Deep love, questioned with anticipation,
You want to run.

Pulsing heart, no movement.
Body’s close, no one near.
Pulsing energy, body feels weak,
You feel alive.

Slow movements, quick reaction.
Quiet crowd, in seconds screaming.
Slow hesitation, determination quickens,
You are prepared.

The author's comments:
I run Cross Country and I wanted to write a poem that would make the reader feel the anticipation of a runner before a race. I wanted to have the poem flow in the way a runner's mind flows before a race to make people feel on edge.

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