Apr 20, 2013

Declining Century


This weekend we're asking for exactly 33 of your own words plus the following three words:
  • charge
  • century
  • lost




17th Boston Marathon
century has passed
since Fritz Carlson won
his charge toward a finish
of 2 hours and 25 minutes
probably lost in accomplishment
'westerner' winning from Minnesota
never seeing the declining 
of mankind's humanity

@ donetta sifford 4-20-2013




9 comments:

  1. wonderful tribute - thank you. I still can't bring words to the surface.

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  2. So sad to think that as one person celebrated such an incredible triumph, humankind suffered such a huge and devastating blow.

    This was magnificently written!

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  3. wow, didn't see that coming. lovely tribute and excellent writing, netta.

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  4. Times have changed since he won the marathon 100 years ago. Wonderful tribute (and contribution to the Trifecta challenge.)

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  5. It's good to see someone found a way to put it to words. Nice job.

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