Poetryrunning

Grimsthorpe 10k

The ground was amok with
uneven stones which flowed
amongst the divots, weeds and
muddy puddles.

To stride up a hill, not once,
twice but four times.
As equally we go down altering
our pose to keep a balance
we hold.

With trees clad to our right
and a bottomless, brown coloured
lake to the left, fields appear ahead
as we have forgotten what has passed.

What’s next? A badly ploughed field
that no runner can run. Followed this is the
final hill and with legs a sore, we trundle up.

One final push with stiff legs and muscles
that hurt, its a sprint to the finish line
and a medal to sport our neckline, a breathless
joy of completing the run, becomes our minds
and soon we feel that runners high.

Love & FamilyPoetry

I see the smile

I see the smile that ignites my heart.
The cheek side dimples that brighten
your red cheek glow.
As your short brown hair flows,
Your eyes stand a bright.
Each time I look at you,
I weaken in desire to be with you.
The hurts a nice hurt from the
breathless beauty that you behold.
For the joy to know you, simply
outweighs the loneliness of not being
with you.
oh but how I so would love to be by your side,
each waking day and sleeping night.

Love & FamilyPoetry

Your beauty

Your beauty glows brighter
than the clearest night sky.
No star, no moon or sun can
match your elegance.
From the inner to the outer beauty,
not even a hummingbird can
contest your radiance.
As I look at the night sky,
I wish upon a shooting star
that one day, we can be together,
in love, in peace and with the knowledge
that we are soulmates.

Poetryrunning

A cheap hobby they said!

You need a hobby they said!
Running is cheap they said!
What is the mere cost of trainers,
shorts and a vest they said?
What is the cost? Ha!
£115 for the right pair of running shoes.
At least £40 for a good top and shorts,
not to mention winter wear.
The cost does not stop there with an
average entry fee of £20 per race,
All for a £1.50 medal and agonising legs.
Then you need a sports massage with £30-40 gone.
Of course, the cost does not stop there!
What about the other clothes you wear?
The weight loss, the toning, all bring the
requirement of a new wardrobe.
Lets not forget a club membership too!
But it is okay, it is cheap they said!
All in all, it is worth every penny, cent
and dime for running soon brings a thrill,
a non-runner will never know.