Brian Taylor

Silver Star - 3,312 Points (England)

Usain Bolt - Poem by Brian Taylor

Usain Bolt ran exactly 100 metres.
To be there before the others.
Josef Klein ran exactly 100 metres.
To catch a bus.

Usain Bolt won
and is engulfed by cameramen
in Beijing.
Josef Klein missed the bus
and is slumped on a bench by a bus stop
in Clapham.

Usain is recognised by everyone world-wide
and lives in luxury everywhere.
Josef is unrecognised by neighbours
in a block of Council Flats in Clapham.

Usain Bolt is an entertainer.
Josef Klein is a retired refuse collector.

Exactly 100 metres is exactly 100 metres.

Topic(s) of this poem: running

Form: Epistle

Comments about Usain Bolt by Brian Taylor

  • (8/29/2015 7:01:00 AM)

    Compassion from deep within - thank you! (Report) Reply

    Brian Taylor (8/29/2015 7:12:00 AM)

    Thanks, Martin.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2015

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