NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Nine

I Remember

I remember that feeling you get in dreams,

where your legs feel like lead weights

and no matter how hard you push,

you can’t make them move fast enough.

I remember the headteacher’s voice

coming in over the loud speaker

to announce to the parents

that I was either finishing the last race

or coming first in the next.

I remember crying afterwards

and swearing to never run a relay again.

7 Comments

  1. The imagery you chose made me feel like I was there. I felt shocked at the horror of that announcement. Sadly, that headteacher probably never realized the pain they caused.

    Your poem was nicely done. Forget the relays, your poetry is awesome.

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