Daring Me To Make A Wish


Running into the wind, the sun setting on my back
tears blurring the winding trail beneath my feet
hoping I can run hard enough this time
to escape from what, I do not know

My pulse pounding in my ears
drowning out every thought
but not the emptiness

Wondering how far I have to run
before it all begins to subside
afraid it is me I am running from

The sweat pours down my face
gasping for air, for one little breath
searing pain races through my muscles
reminding me I am still alive

Craving peace and tranquility in my life
praying God will send an angel to my soul
to put all the broken pieces back together

Then I see it there
one little dandelion
just defying the wind
daring me to make a wish

Cricket Walker

(4) Comments

  1. Martha
    MarthaApr 08, 2008

    You never cease to amaze me, this is wonderful!

  2. Jeffrey
    JeffreyApr 08, 2008

    Thats dandy…
    I aint lyin’…

  3. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerApr 08, 2008

    I don’t write poems. These were just thoughts stuck in my head after a long run last night.

  4. Les Golden
    Les GoldenJan 14, 2013

    Very good!

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