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A Dragon to be Fought...and Defeated !

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Last year in the Spring

That terrible thing

The Beast from the East, spread its jaws

With eyes dark as death

And ice on its breath

Spreading bone-numbing cold with its claws

*

Now summer is here

A new foe to fear

A Dragon with fire in its mouth

We droop as we run

And we wilt in the sun

As we bow to this fiend from the South

*

But will we fade away

In the heat of the day

Will we just melt away in defeat

No we'll plan how to run

In spite of the sun

We runners will never be beat

*

In the cool of the morn

In the first light of dawn

We leave the Monster asleep in its lair

We'll run in the dark

Or get up with the Lark

We'll show him we simply don't care

*

We'll wear the right gear

We have nothing to fear

Hydration must be our best friend

We'll run in the shade

Air con' gym,woody glade

If it's cool, then we simply don't care

*

We'll be safe on our run

Won't go out in full sun

The runs wait and will always remain

The Dragon will go

There'll be rain,wind,then snow

And a new Beast to battle again!

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Run Cool...Run Safe...Run Happy!

Flossx

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Fatgirlslim19

Thanks you.. a running ramble:)

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Excellent poem Floss, the beast from the east, the dragon from the south, I enjoyed reading that, I think the really hot weather is over, not sure what August will bring, we had a short heatwave in June and recently in July as well, August is the third summer month so we can't rule out another short heatwave, as long as we runners hydrate well before running and run at the coolest time of day we should be OK.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

We should... I am taking water with me even on my short jaunts.. t pour over my wrists or over my neck.... :) I can hardly believe my Beast from the East poem from last year at the moment!

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Wonderful floss. You’ve got to include that in your book! We so love your little rhymes.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

Such fun.... sitting here in the warmth.. watching the sun over the sea and imagining the cold of that last, beastly time:) xxx This will be in my book! Thanks you xx

Zebadee1
Zebadee1Graduate

Excellent poem, you are very clever Oldfloss. Think you brought the fiend in the South to tears as it is rather wet here today....but you are very right. I shall be putting my trainers on tomorrow whatever the weather. No more excuses!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Zebadee1

Huge well done... and thank you...not clever at all...just love to ramble:)

Take care you and enjoy your run! I am out tomorrow too, whatever :)

CookieM
CookieMGraduate

Excellent!! 😎🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️❤

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to CookieM

A bit of fun.... :) Thank you! We do have to contend with all sorts here in the UK don't we...:) x

CookieM
CookieMGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Indeed! And sometimes all in one day! 🌞☔⚡❄🌈

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to CookieM

Totally.... ! We barely have chance to acclimatise:)

Hidden
Hidden

Love it! 💗👏

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hidden

I love my rambles....and folk are really feeling the heat at the moment... so just to lighten the mood:)

My rambles are part of my running...I just hope it is cooler tomorrow morning for my early jaunt.

Thanks You ! x

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Ode Floss!

How wonderful, love it🤗

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Jell6

I love it too... Ode Floss... Owd Floss...Oldfloss ! xxx

BarbieW
BarbieWGraduate

Brilliant!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to BarbieW

Just a bit of fun in this heat... :) xx

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate

Beautifully said, Floss

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Maddee_6333

Thanks you... hard to imagine the cold days that are not that far away...My husband reminded me as we sat in the sea the other say..only 5 months to Christmas Day !!! Hahhha !

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Hahahahaha 🎅🤶

Lovely wise words Floss! With you on our side we will combat these obstacles!

So excited about your book...😊xxx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Ha ha... a little bit of fun :) I think the Dragon is a little damp at the moment.. certainly welcome news for many of us:) xxxx

skysue16
skysue16Graduate

LOVE IT!

I run when the dragon is asleep or slowly waking up ;)

Happy running

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to skysue16

Me too Sue.... I think that a few people have got a wet and soggy Dragon right now too...!

xxx

Blackcat66
Blackcat66Graduate

I really enjoyed reading that! Great poem and thank you for sharing.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Blackcat66

Welcome! just a little giggle:) Cooler today here... !

lexi6
lexi6Graduate

Lovely poem OF. 👍

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to lexi6

A little bit of fun.. folk are struggling here:)xx

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate

Wise words 💕

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Just fun and nothing compared with your temperatures Sask!!!! It is cooler here at the coast today but set to warm up before storms tomorrow! I obviously frightened the Dragon back into the Welsh mountains:) xxx

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