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Road to Heaven

April 20, 2011 PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

Running, running
No time to stop and catch my breath
Turning back is unfathomable
You're gasping for the air you so desperately need
Your load gains wait with every step
Your chest aches and burns as if it's been set ablaze
Yet you push on.

Running, running
Up the endless hill
On your way to Heaven
But the reckless wind and the strong pull of gravity
And the draining, overpowering exhaustion
Fight against you, trying to knock you down
But not today.

If the journey wasn't rough
And the going was easy
Then anyone could get there
And the destination wouldn't be worth it.

The author's comments:
One morning, I was doing my run, and all I could think about was the burn in my chest. That was when I was inspired to write this poem. To all you marathoners.

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on Jun. 23 2011 at 6:33 pm
freeflow23 GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
15 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
Saul saw Goliath as too big to kill. David saw he was too big to miss.

The perfect last stanza. Wow is all I can say. I'm amazed at you natural talent.