Treasure Island

Clifton Redmond

(7-4-1982 / Carlow)

Race The Wind


We ran together free and careless
through fur and rush as though the same
our youthful feet dancing on the bog
as we tried to race the wind

We feared not the darkest night
as we called the call of men
Imposters not on this wilderness
as we raced the wind again

The two of us were six feet tall
though we reached barely four
although the ditches slowed us down
we raced the wind once more

We grew up to be different men
reminiscing upon fields of play
we always said we’d take the field
and catch the wind some day

For now the age has caught me up
as death took hold of you
Someday I’ll take upon the field
and catch the wind for you

Submitted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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  • Martin Meyler (8/28/2013 10:12:00 AM)

    this is peacefull and beautifully composed, such a sad compromise but still these words are of the master (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (5/14/2013 12:58:00 AM)

    Someday I’ll take upon the field
    and catch the wind for you................

    Beautiful racing oath. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (5/14/2013 12:58:00 AM)

    Someday I’ll take upon the field
    and catch the wind for you................

    Beautiful racing oath. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (5/14/2013 12:58:00 AM)

    Someday I’ll take upon the field
    and catch the wind for you................

    Beautiful racing oath. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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