Running ( Tongue Twister Poem)

by Ingrid de Klerck   Feb 18, 2009

Pacing, racing , chasing unknown limits
Flying, dashing on the verge of crashing
Runners high, my goal, makes me whole
I can fly, will cry, touch the sky, high, high
As I sigh, chest heaving, clouds leaving
My hair waves on the breeze, just a tease
My eyes sparkle, skin like marble with pink
As I rise from the ashes, thunderbolt flashes
A phoenix from the flames, aims for the sky
No limits for me, I'm free, see me, watch me
Running like the wind, refined like a hind
On the beach, reaching for the top, teaching my son
Nothing is impossible, dare to care, dare to share
Give your all, when you fall, you'll still stand tall.
No one can take or break your spirit. You are a winner,
my beginner. A first step is all you need to succeed, the will
to win will get you far my shining star, no matter who you are
Stand up, try again, get it right without fright, such delight
When you win, head will spin, don't give up, let's begin.


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  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Ben would Love the rhyming?
    I saw these words on my thread and came running, Ingrid. And I do indeed! Your use of internal rhyme here is marvellous - I almost turned my hypothetical cap around and started rapping it!
    Well done and all the best,

    • 2 years ago

      by Ingrid de Klerck

      Thank you, Ben:) Coming from one of the best rhyming poets on here, that compliment means a lot!

      All the best to you too:)

  • 2 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello my dear,

    A lovely fast past tongue twister. Ben would love the rhyme for sure as do I. This poem is much more than fun rhyming words. Its inspirational. Its freedom. Its love for others, but more important, its the importance of love for yourself. Without this capacity its difficult to love another without doubt. Your words: I can fly, will cry, touch the sky high high; show me how free you are. Images like, hair waving on a breeze and sparkling. eyes are magical and paint a vivid picture of blissfulness.
    I also like the hand you hold out, the words of encouragement. A first step is all it takes and, if you fall you still stand tall. Ingrid you are testament to your own preaching. You are working so hard to acheive your goals and though at times you may have doubt you find strength. This strength is yours and stems from the love and respect you have for yourself. Those around you bask in your light.
    Ingrid, I want to give back just a little by saying, thank you for sharing your love with me.

    Take care my friend. (((Hugs))) x

    • 2 years ago

      by Ingrid de Klerck

      Wow, your words sure brightened up my day, dear Michael:)
      Long may our friendship continue!

      (((hugs))) xx

  • 5 years ago


    Wow Ingrid! This is a great poem, reflecting your attitude to life without a doubt!
    I liked this 'strong' poem with its very uplifting message a lot.
    I feel like going outside now and running round the block!
    It is good and as I say, very uplifting and a message for our down troden times I think!
    We would all do well if we all read your message me thinks! Wonderful poem Ingrid!

  • 6 years ago

    by Tara Kay

    Well, Ingrid, this is the first time I think I have been left speechless, I read this really fast in my head, and will read it aloud as soon as is possible. I love how unique this is, because I haven't read a poem like this before, maybe that is just because I never searched for one, and the like but I like uniqueness.


    Breathtakingly amazing...and such a powerful message within


  • 6 years ago

    by christopher

    Well done ingrid i love this poem wow what more can i write.