you started running
was it because you were afraid?
or because you were finally free?
your shoes were worn
who knows when you bought them,
as long as they could last the journey
you look back
how far had you gotten?
how could you ever return?
you keep going
why should the people behind you slow you down,
they didn't want to see you win
you realize this isn't just a run anymore
something sparked inside of you
and you never wanted to be the person at the starting line
this was your freedom
you slowed down
racing isn't the life you want
and growing takes time