Going The Distance

Day 4 – Writer’s Digest April 2016 PAD

For today’s prompt, write a distance poem. As a runner, I automatically think of running when I think distance. But hey, there’s long distance relationships. Or why not get beyond geographic distance and consider distance in terms of time or emotional distance. Or some other interpretation.


Going The Distance

Life is the ultimate long distance run

We hit the ground at birth

and never stop until that final

heart beat claims the finish line


Some say that life is a marathon

not a 10K – we all go the distance

But …

this makes us individual…


some have a slow start while

others are setting records

from the beginning


The distance…

The length…

the of ebb and flow that

regulates this thing called life

creates the nuances for

each of us … making us

who we are at any given

point in time …

any given point in our

unique race …


Our life may be the equivalent

of a 5K, 10K, full marathon

or anything in between

The distance of life is not

always in our hands

But …

When we make it the best

race regardless …

We have lived  life to the fullest

Given each moment

our all…

our best…


Only then have we …

Gone the Distance


Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie


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