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#NaPoWriMo meets the London Marathon (An Excuse.)

I have a confession to make…

I didn’t write any poems this weekend.

I would claim that I didn’t totally forget, but that would be a total lie because I did. But I totally forgot having given myself prior permission and promising myself that I would catch up (which I have).

You see it was the London Marathon this weekend and I was down there to help out as a St John’s Marshal at the Mini Marathon and let me tell you – there is no time to sit down and write out a poem on Marathon Day. I woke up at about 4am and went to sleep at about midnight the next night and spent a good 12 of the hours inbetween on my feet. This is my excuse and I am sticking with it.

So there.

As for Saturday and Monday? I was either over excited, trying not to miss a train, meeting new people or so tired I couldn’t think in sentences, never mind write poems.

So today I have sat down and written poems for all the days I missed. I hope this doesn’t count too much as cheating.

Here is the poem I wrote for Sunday 21st April:

London Marathon 2013

Numbers, faces, feet on tarmac,

Flowing past like water.

Cheering, shouting, whistling loud,

Crowds of people wave.


Balloons, flags, made-at-home signs,

Shimmer in the sunshine.

Big Ben watches over proceedings

As the whole world runs by.

DSCF7480©Carole H Holland April 2013

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