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Poetry On Odyssey: The Run (Of Her Dreams)

A poem of personal reflection of the run to my dreams I took once, and the run I'll take forever. May it inspire a run of your own.

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Poetry On Odyssey: The Run (Of Her Dreams)
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Hi Readers,

This poem is a reflection of some personal growths I've encountered within myself. It is never easy to discuss, but I feel like I've been on The Run to my dreams my entire life. There's never a wrong time to give yourself that chance. Run far and wide to what you dream of most!



There was a girl who ran,

As fast as she could run

She had done so very often,

If only for fun, but her feet kept her running

Away from problems that seemed too much

Away from the dreams she fought hard to clutch

She kept running,

She ran from the people who shut her out

She ran from the people who had their doubts

There was never really anything else to say

So she kept running anyway

The girl who ran, also ran from herself

The doubts she built upon the perceptions of others

There was very little hope she had for the dreams she wanted to grow

The dreams she wanted to nourish

The dreams she wanted to be real

Her feet kept her running,

Away from facing the obstacles and her biggest enemy:

Herself

But in the space of time, she grew to hear the voice she neglected the most:

The Dream she cultivated long ago

It called out through a ringing hurdle of fear and self doubt

It diminished the wailing of any hurt or pain

It healed faster than time could ever go,

Healed the heart of the girl who ran

Now, it seemed, the girl who ran was running to her Dream

It was no longer a run that secluded her from the doubt she felt within herself or from others

It was no longer a run that drifted her away from facing her problems and obstacles

But it was The Run of Her Life

It was the speeding adrenaline ride to meet her Dream

Finally and truly

She saw newer faces, lifting her to greater heights

Never remembering the faces that left her behind

The Run was only the first step

She knew she had so much left to do

But the girl who ran once from the hurt, pain, and doubt

Was now the girl on The Run of Her Life,

Elevating into the clouds.

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