by Sourav   May 23, 2013

You run, you run hard

In a stiff road
Day and night
Like a wretched creature
You run, you run hard
Are you chasing someone?
Or someone is chasing you
You're afraid, you're nervous
You scream or you just try to...
Or you think you did

You run- run hard

You feel there's a man
Running behind you
Who is that man?
May be he is just an innocent man
Or the killer of your dreams
You are not sure
You never are
And there are more coming behind him as well...

You run, you run hard

The street goes uphill
And there is no looking back
You're running among the dream catchers
Agents of mechanized life
You don't know
What they are thinking
You don't know who is armed
You just run and run hard

You feel tired
But you don't have any right to be tired
You want to stop
Want to go home
But this is your home now
And you have to go
At the end of the last platform

Run, you run hard...


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  • 11 months ago

    by Bradley Peter


    I'm usually a strict rhyming fan - child-like, I know - but I really rather enjoyed this. I have to agree with both previous comments. I could feel the fear and confusion. The personal mantra of "you run, run hard" in it's variations. It felt like a dream, and that, i think, made it even more eerie and intriguing.

    And enjoyable piece of writing.



    • 11 months ago

      by Sourav

      Thank you for your kind words. :)

  • 5 years ago

    by The Queen

    I completely agree with what Hannah said, this piece is full of adrenaline! I love the fast-paced and unforgettable rhythm of this piece. I like it very much that I want to nominate it, but, to be honest, there is something amiss about the way it is structured, not to mention, the lack of punctuation. I understand and like I said, I like the fast-paced rhythm of this piece but with the proper use of punctuation, I think it will flow and look better.

    But still, I really like this poem a lot, and please kindly ignore my comments if you find them negative and unhelpful.

    Thanks for reading my poem :)

  • 5 years ago

    by Hannah Lizette

    This piece is full of adrenaline! You truly captured the essence of someone running for their life...paranoid of who is running behind them, and then the fatigue of running so fast kicks in, but you know no matter what you must go on.

    I'm not fond of the repetition of 'you run, you run hard' I think some better verbs could have been used. Like race, dash, sprint, etc... and then hard could be changed to a stronger one as well.

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