Written for: Poets United Midweek Motif~Running (posted by Susan)
Any one of these marathon runners
could shame our Commander-in-Chief.
They are ahead by virtue of exercise,
and having a goal to achieve.
Their feet fly as they pound hard ground,
muscles straining, resolve showing,
headbands soaked in honest sweat.
No fast food bags, no self-crowing.
At the finish line, exhalation,
beatific smiles, no losers here.
No one claiming the race was fixed,
no pouting, or whining in everyone’s ear.