Tuesday, December 31, 2013

'Twas The Night Before New Year's Day (A Blog Shout Out Poem)

Happy new year's eve, my friends! I am quite excited to share a poem I wrote for you. I got the idea from my friend Denise over at FitPsychology, who did a Facebook shout out in story form, and I thought a poem would be an awesome way to end out the year and share with you some of the blogs that I love. If you click on the links within the poem, it will bring you to the blogs with that name. I'd love it if you would check out some of my blogger and running friends.

'Twas The Night Before New Year's Day

'Twas the night before new year's,
And all through the streets.
Not a runner was out there,
No one to meet.

Then I saw him,
Mr. Jogging Jeans.
I swear it was the weirdest thing
That I’ve ever seen.

"Hey you, out there!
Are you tri-ing to be athletic?
Because jogging in jeans
Looks quite pathetic!"

He said, "Too cute runner!
You like making fun?
Why don’t you just,
Shut up + run?"

But I was just searching
For my running friends.
I’m just enjoying the course,
I didn’t mean to offend!

What’s the Fitpsychology
Of running alone?
Is it all in my head?
After all, I’m full grown!

What was I afraid of?
It's quiet out here
It's not like the T-Rex runner
Is someone to fear.

I heard, "Run faster Mommy."
and I found dashing dad,
But he was shouting and cursing,
And flailing like mad.

He was not like himself
He was a runner unleashed.
He said “Mar on the run
And she’s stolen my feast!”

I calmed him and assured him,
We can begin to feed.
Cooking with the Caldwell's
Is all that we’ll need!

He said that he would try
To be more forgiving,
Because we're all just
Running, Loving, Living.

Now the clock is ticking,
And it’s almost midnight,
With all my running friends,
2014 looks bright!

Happy new year! I hope you liked my poem and will take a few minutes and check out these great blogs. See you in 2014!

*p.s. I know that the lovely Mar on the Run would never actually steal anyone's feast and I'm sure the Dashing dad is quite even tempered. :)

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  1. What a fun idea! I wish everyone would write one. It would turn some runners into poets, too!

  2. OMG! This is AWESOME! Thanks for the shout out. :-) There are a few here that I'm not familiar with, so I'll definitely be checking them out.

  3. This way to cute!! I love this. So creative and fun!! Definitely a keeper!!

  4. So fun and I appreciate the shout out too!

  5. So cute!! Loved it! Thanks for the shout out! :)

  6. So clever and FUN to read! Happy New Year!

  7. This was awesome!! Thank you for the shout out!! You're always so good to me :D

  8. Really fun idea! Great blog!!!

  9. Depends on the cuisine ;)

    Brilliant post!! Great way to ring in the New Year. Thanks for the shout out!!

  10. So creative! Excited to check out the blogs.

  11. I love your poem, Lea! You're very creative! Happy New Year to you!

  12. Love this!! I write poetry and have been missing it since I haven't written any poems lately. I may give a go at doing one like this too! Thanks for sharing!! Fabulous idea!!!

    1. thanks so much! be sure to share it with me if you write one too - I want to read it1


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