Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I Cherish...


I cherish the solitude of my quiet early route
I cherish cold air, not the heat, no doubt

I cherish the blood that pumps through my veins
I cherish the aches, the joys, the pains

I cherish the sweat that drips from my chin
I cherish a slow run, a PR, a win

I cherish the friends I've been honored to meet
I cherish smooth pavement under my feet 

I cherish the music that plays in my ears
I cherish the strength I've gained through the years

I cherish the ladies all nodding their heads
I cherish the support, the kind words they have said

I cherish the smile that it puts on my face
I cherish the adrenaline, excitement...the race
  
I cherish THE RUN that will come soon I know 
I cherish the fact that I'll be able to go



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Thanks for humoring me.  I realize it's so...
difficult to take serious a poem by HoHo. 


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What do you cherish?
Feel free to add a line!



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50 comments:

  1. Nice poem! Whatever it takes to keep your spirits up. ((hugs))

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  2. I wish I were as talented with words as you.

    You'll be out there soon!

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    1. Heck, I'm not talented with words. This sounds like a school assignment in the sixth grade. LOL. I hope it won't be too long now.

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  3. I love it...you're a poet! Even though injured, her strong spirit cannot hide; so onto a bicycle, HoHo will RIDE!

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    1. Hahahaha. A great line to add!! Thanks, Kelli.

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  4. love it! You are very clever my friend! HoHo will bend but she will not break for a true inspiration she will make :)

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    1. Oh, how sweet MB! I'll have to republish my poem with everyone's very clever additions! That's a great one.

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  5. Lovely, lovely rhyme!
    You'll be back out running in no time!

    Ok that was lame but you WILL!

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    1. Thanks Marcia. The whole poem is on the corny side (hey--I can't take myself seriously!) and your line fits right in!

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  6. I like it! Keep your spirits up - you'll be back out there soon!!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I'm trying. It's coming.

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  7. You're a poet, I didn't even know it...

    :P

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    1. Neither did I! It's just my Dr. Suess-like attempt at rhyming. LOL.

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  8. Perfect :) you have a way with words my dear...

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    1. I'm just channeling my inner Dr. Suess. LOL. Cindy Lou HO. Bahahaha.

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  9. I'm snapping my fingers in a beatnik poetry way :)

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    1. Oh, my. This strikes me as FUNNY. I wish I had thought of it.

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    1. And you are too kind. I'm hoping if I call on my inner Dr. Suess, I will be healed.

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  11. This reminds me of the hidden talent my mom has. She can do this! Me? Nope! Just a little while longer my friend, a little while longer. :)

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    1. I feel like a Who down in Whoville. Good old Dr. Suess taught me everything I know about poetry.

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  12. That is a rockin' rhyme!

    I cherish the mind that writes in a rhyme
    To take a good topic and make it sublime.

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  13. Oh man, this poem actually made me tear up! I love it!!!! Here's hoping that run comes sooner rather than later! :)

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    1. Believe me, I've shed many tears during this injury. I plan to be back very soon.

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    1. I expect to have tears of joy on my first post-injury run.

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  15. Great and beautiful poem. I just learned something new about you, you are a great poet! Impressive skill my friend!!! Impressive!!!
    Oh, and yes you will soon be able to go on that run!! Hope your healing fast and nicely!!!

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    1. It was just an attempt at channeling my inner Dr. Suess. I think I read Green Eggs & Ham too many times.

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  16. I love your way with words! Like you, I cherish the simple things too!

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    1. Having something taken away really highlights what it is you cherish about it.

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  17. It's fabulous!! Hope you heal soon!!

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  18. Beautiful poem! <3 I cherish all the cool bloggers I've met in the last few years, even if virtually!

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    1. Thanks! So do I. There is so much support in our little community.

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  19. Love this! I have a friend who is a literature professor, and his blog is filled with poems and other works of writing art. It's always inspiring to read original literary works!!! Bring on the poems!

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    1. I appreciate that. I don't go around spouting poetry, or writing it. LOL. It just seemed to develop when I thought about this word.

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  20. All kids should be raised like that. My kids have an iPad but that is as far as I will go. No video games, no cable tv. Go play outside. There aren't many kids in the "neighborhood" 4 cousins and two much younger kids. Luckily they get a lot of cousin time and get to work on the ranch in the summers.

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    1. Yes they should! My teens like to stay indoors way more than I think they should. I was lucky to have my siblings and a few friends from down the road. You had to make do with whoever you could find to play with.

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  21. Love all your stories btw. and how you met your husband. I walked in a bar and said " I want that one" A year later we were married. :)

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    1. Your story is so much better than mine!

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  22. Sweet poem :) Sorry you're not able to run right now. I'm able to run *a little* but feel the same way about missing the long runs while I recover from plantar fasciitis. Hope you heal quickly and are able to get back to running again soon

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    1. I'm sorry to hear about your PF. I know that is frustrating. It won't be too much longer for me, I hope.

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  23. This has to be one of the best Wednesday Word linkups ever! Fingers are crossed that you're back on the running trail soon!

    And of course, thanks for linking up!

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    1. Oh thanks, Deb. It was just an attempt to do a little something different. I always enjoy your link. You really challenge us with your word selections.

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  24. Great poem, you rhyme master :) I hope you're able to be back out there pounding the pavement soon!

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