Cross training

Some think we’re simply running away
not believing that what we are running to
is something, someplace that needs us
just as much as we need it

Just the act of running moves you away
from something, towards something else

life is running; not living is sitting still

We are running away; running away
from a professionally futureless present
mired in the stagnant quicksand of
corporate indifference to individuality

running to new challenges, opportunity
for the chance to really get into the game,
to make a difference in the lives of others

running to get even healthier spiritually

Not running away from people we love
but to carry their love with us to a place
often unloved or misjudged as unlovable

their love is the baton we carry to pass to
other runners, other racers, other races.

Yes, we are running away – not to get away
but to take the lead, hoping others follow.

Not a race to the finish, but a pursuit
to new beginnings.

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2 thoughts on “Cross training

  1. slpmartin August 1, 2010 / 9:37 am

    Oh very much liked the sentiment within your poem…the notion of passing the baton was just brilliant.

    Like

  2. JBeahen August 4, 2010 / 12:22 pm

    Brilliant! Our prayers were answered, you both were rewarded with the jobs you deserved.

    Like

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