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Running For My Life

The Depths of Living

By E.A. WilcoxPublished 12 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - August 2023
Running For My Life
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Running for my life.

I’m running for my life.

I am running until I can taste the blood bubble up in my mouth.

I am running until I can feel my lungs.

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The views will be worth it when I get to the top.

A path stretching miles high, and the air grows thinner as I rise.

This is not my own making.

This is the cool breeze coming from the run up a mountain.

Running for my life.

Not away from the fear and darkness.

Not away from the noise and the shadows.

Not away from the constant pressure and brokering.

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I am running for my life.

To the top of this mountain, I never thought I’d conquer.

To the heights, I never thought I’d look down from.

To the place, I can take deep breaths and embrace my mountain top.

I have nothing to lose.

Nothing more to fear.

I have already heaved my grief and shed every last tear.

I have already sat in the dust and hoped to turn into ash.

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I am running for my life.

To life.

Not away from what I hope.

The wildest dreams no longer seem so wild.

Reachable.

Accessible.

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Running for my life.

Off the top of this mountain.

Free falling - into a depth I never lived before.

Falling with arms and lungs open wide.

The water will catch me and when I am full to the brim.

I will run all over again.

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Comments (13)

  • Sian N. Clutton11 months ago

    This is very thought provoking. Quite profound. Well deserved TS!

  • Rachel Deeming11 months ago

    What a metaphor for taking the plunge. You evoked so much here - using energy, striving, how hard it can be. Loved it. Congrats too on TS!

  • Babs Iverson11 months ago

    Fabulous inspirational and performance poem!!! Congratulations too!!!

  • Kendall Defoe 11 months ago

    Wonderful!

  • Poppy 11 months ago

    Super captivating. Congrats on top story

  • C. H. Richard11 months ago

    So glad this got Top Story! I nominated it "Raise Your Voice". Just reread. So very beautiful ❤️

  • Tiffany Gordon 11 months ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Andrew McKenzie11 months ago

    this words are just soo interesting i love the flow of words, "I am running for my life. To the top of this mountain, I never thought I’d conquer. To the heights, I never thought I’d look down from. To the place, I can take deep breaths and embrace my mountain top. I have nothing to lose. Nothing more to fear."

  • Aathavi Thanges11 months ago

    I love the way you use these photos to add to your storytelling

  • Joelle E N✨11 months ago

    Running for my life❤️❤️❤️ i felt this so deeply. And i know the feeling. Ur truly strong E.A. ✊🏼 this deserves TS!

  • C. H. Richard11 months ago

    I really liked this. It has profound deeper meaning about running towards rather than away from something. Beautiful ♥️

  • This felt so liberating! Such a wonderful poem!

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