Watching the Boston Marathon

Runners break the tape…

Strategic running is key

To win a towel drap.

Wheelchair,women and the men

All in separate races…

Making easier to see

Triumphant, tired faces.

Then the rest may start to run,

Ten thousand at a time…?

Each runner to do their best

On a course far from sublime.

TV camera on I-phones

Capture close-up views…

Shown by minute at the scene

And on the evening news!

Economics have a play

In each winner’s goals…

Large amounts of the award moneys

Sent back to cure a nation’s woes.

I know a Ghanaian man

Who sends back money too…

How he does it, I don’t know

But his family’s heart is true!

–Jonathan Caswell

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