Do You Have What itTakes

Do you have what it takes
to dream scary big dreams
and dare to enter the race?

Do you have what it takes
to stand on the start,
surrounded but very alone?

Do you have what it takes
to climb hill after hill,
though the summits are far out of sight?

Do you have what it takes
to step on to the ledge
steeled to the drop far below?

Do you have what it takes
to stay strong and smile
while the clock ticks and runners stream by?

Do you have what it takes
to move heavy, stiff legs
when muscles and blisters scream no?

Do you have what it takes
to step back into the night,
while rain blurs the beam of your torch?

Do you have what it takes
to go without sleep
until you can’t tell the dreams from the trail?

Do you have what it takes
to go once again
when all senses are telling you stop?

Do you have what it takes
to trudge that last hill
the one that never ends?

Do you have what it takes
to throw up once or twice,
and head for the lights far below?

Do you have what it takes
to feel wildly alive
as the finish line comes into sight?

Do you have what it takes?
Do you have what it takes?
Do you?

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