About Closure

As this current journey
nears its completion,
am reminded of the runner
who must be trained
to quicken his pace
or risk loosing the race

The mind can be a funny
thing, often heeding a familiar
bell, rather than that one
which is needed.

When that runner sees what is called
“Home”, his mind will tell him that
it is time to slow down, the race
is “finished”, when it really isn’t.

So he must be trained to quash that
primal urge, and reach for another
spurt of energy that will take him
over and beyond that so-called

“finished” line.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/29/2021

Notes: Image is another of my designs, colored and liked by others. But, I have
always known that it could be improved with a few changes. Changes I have
failed to create because of those other opinions. Just like that runner, I’ve fallen
to “good enough” rather than my best. This yearly Journey has shown me something
very important. I need to get back to writing poetry. the kind that I am good at.

About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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6 Responses to About Closure

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    Yay! Though your poems are always wonderful, never just “good enough”. That is an interesting observation about slowing down as one approaches the end of the race. I think that is just when we need to put on another burst, write those poems. So many poems, so little time! Smiles.

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  2. 1sojournal says:

    And I’m aware that that reality always comes during NaPo, every time Ii’ve done it.Because it is true. We do have a tendency to think it’s somehow time to let up, or get just a bit sloppy because it’s the end of the quest. And that tendency is what might cost us the finding of whatever we seek.



  3. KT Workman says:

    I feel it too—that urge to slow down and let the race be over. But then, words fill my head and demand to be heard. I guess our brains aren’t yet ready to concede the race, Elizabeth. Too many miles yet to travel, if only in our imaginations.

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  4. thotpurge says:

    That final burst… oh how we must will ourselves to complete the job! Lovely writing, Elizabeth!

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  5. 1sojournal says:

    Thanks for reading, KT. I believe it is our imaginations that keep us seeking and searching. Keep us traveling down these various roads in search of whatever it is we think we might need to be, to learn, or just for the sheer pleasure of it all.


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  6. 1sojournal says:

    Thank you, Rajani. No matter how many times I have done NaPo, I am always reminded of “the runner” in these last few days. It really helps me take a deeper breath and to continue.



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