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


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9 responses

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

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

  3. Nice acknowledgement.

  4. Great tribute.

  5. lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog

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

  6. 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!

  7. wonderful tribute – thank you. I still can't bring words to the surface.

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