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The. Deadly. Mile.

April 1, 2009
By LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

The Deadly Mile.
Four entire Laps.
It hurts.
It burns.
You want.
To Stop.
But, You can't.
If you quit.
You quit.
Don't do that.
Don't beat yourself.
Because if you can.
So can everyone else.
Let THEM pass you.
Especially on the last lap.
The Last Lap.
Run your heart out.
And then, Finish.
The Mile.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Aug. 12 2009 at 4:38 am
carolinesell PLATINUM, Cedar Falls, Iowa
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OMGSH!!! i absolutely love your line breaks!!! :) this was an amazing poem!!! :)

SaraB. GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2009 at 9:13 pm
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
12 articles 6 photos 215 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

This is very good. I like how the short lines sort of illustrate quick breathing when running. I relate to how competative you are, but I am no athelete, more of an

on Jul. 15 2009 at 4:35 pm
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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heey, thanks for commenting on your work, but i have to say, i have the flip side. i wish i could write a poem like this. about something like the mile. none of my poems mean anything other then hurt.. mostly.

and hey, i SOOOOO know this feeling!! lol.

at least.. i used to. now i love to run.. lol.. like 5 miles... lol. but it is perfect. totally catches the mood.