214 – The wall

I’ve never met
The legendary wall.

I’ve heard
The cautionary tales
That talk about
Its cunning tricks
And unexpected
Ambushes.

But I’ve just
Never met
The wall.

I’ve met with pain,
And thirst,
And taxing climbs,
And endless hills,
And trips,
And falls,
And blood,
And bruises.

I’ve felt
Like turning back
And giving up.

I’ve wondered
Where the hell
I’m running to.

I’ve doubted,
Just a bit,
About my sanity.

I’ve met
The humbling power
Of exhaustion.

But I’ve just
Never crashed
Against a wall.

I’ve faced
What’s here,
Before my face,
And kept on running.

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