Why Are You Running?
Why are you running? What do you fear?
Is a great evil now drawing near?
Why do you look back, and not ahead?
Is it because of something you dread?
What is that something? Has it a name?
Is it a wild thing, or is it tame?
See its wild sprinting! Feel its hot breath!
It does have a name; its name is Death!
Why bother running, running so fast?
Death will catch up to us all at last.
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Running”