I used to think that hiding,
was the only way to survive.
Then I found running,
and my eyes opened wide.
I ran to escape and then I ran to be free,
now I run to connect with my team that I call a community.
Running to connect is like running the thrive,
for who can thrive with out taking a stride.
A stride towards excellance and a stride towards peace,
a stride towards believing that you can be anything.
So run the race with courage, whatever your faults,
run the race with dignity, for when it is finished:
again you may start.