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Lee is an aspiring writer who makes articles in his free time. He hopes to create content that will inspire his readers.


They say pain is a good teacher
Embrace it and become better
But all I've known is suffering
Listen as I fade into nothing.


What a hopeful runner I was back then
Eyes set on that glorious line
Relentless, I am back up again
Without any sign of decline.


It became the air I breathe
The blood pumping in my vein
No sprain or injury will be my rein
I want to see the horizon beneath.


They clapped their hands because I kept moving
Though my vision's veiled by something.
My feet now sore, my body collapsing
I heard voices that said I just keep going.


Dazed, downbeat and despairing
I'm confused, they told me to keep going,
But I've lost my way, the race became a maze
My passion now swimming in haze.


It took a fall to finally see
All the time I'm moving pointlessly
The praises are the hurdles
I was just running in circles.

© 2020 Lee Yael

Comments

subham biswas on April 19, 2020:

Amazing!!

Lee Yael (author) from Philippines on April 14, 2020:

Thank you Lorna

Lorna Lamon on April 14, 2020:

Sometimes we lose sight of our goals and appear to be running in circles. It's not always easy to refocus and get back on track and your poem highlights this difficulty. Great writing Lee, very thought provoking.

Lee Yael (author) from Philippines on April 14, 2020:

Thank you @tiyasha

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on April 14, 2020:

Very well written. Enjoyed reading