they ran (15 April 2013)

they ran

they ran to win
they ran to be fast
they ran to chase a personal best
they ran to honor
they ran to survive
they ran to raise money for others
they ran to finish

and then the explosion
followed by another

they fell
they stumbled
they ducked their heads
they turned to look
they ran toward the billowing smoke
they ran toward the debris
they ran toward the screams
they ran toward the crying
they ran toward the bleeding

they ran

—P.L. Thomas

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