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The Runner


The Runner

Ka-doem, ka-doem, ka-doem.
His heartbeat was loud in his ears.
It distracted his mind from his fears.
His rhythm was all that remained
‘Twixt him and the pain in his brain.

Ka-doem, ka-doem, ka-doem.
He was deaf to the cheers of the crowd.
The beat was all that he heard.
The sweat dripped down in his eyes
Yet he still remained in a trance.

Ka-doem, ka-doem, ka-doem.
The strength of the beat in his ears
Was music that drowned all his cares.
No thought interfered with his goal:
To finish victorious and whole.



Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

6 thoughts on “The Runner

  1. You’ve captured the drama and rhythm well adee.


  2. I used to be absolutely glued to the roadside, year after year, watching the Comrades! Now I have to watch their measley TV broadcast.


  3. A really good descriptive one, Adee.


  4. Very vivid picture that you paint… yo!


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