He claims he’s a runner- it’s what he used to be-
Now he’s a walker & he can hardly see.
He’s run marathons in Dallas, Miami, New York & San Fran-
In ’84 he carried the Olympic Torch in Indy – what a man!
Now he walks 10 ft. behind me- at a very slow pace-
Sometimes so far behind me-I cannot see his face!
Steps are a problem-he stumbles on imaginary ones-
It’s best we take the elevator-easier when it runs!
He ran for 36 years through rain, snow & sleet-
Everyday before work-he was out working those feet!
He ran before running was the “in thing” to do-
He was so dedicated & determined & wore out many a shoe!
He set a running example for others to follow-
Encouraging potential runners their discouragement to swallow.
He kept himself in shape-not a pound did he gain-
And running was his prayer time- no it was not in vain!