RUN FOR THE PRIZE—
Runners in the Olympic Games
Run on the world’s biggest stage
But I too am running hard
For the grandest Prize of the age.
Athletes compete for perishable medals
But mine–an imperishable crown;
My goal is to serve Jesus Christ—
Keeping my soul Heaven bound.
I’m on my Marathon run to Heaven
Focusing my eyes up on high;
Christ is my Coach– I’ll not let Him down
—I’ll keep on Running for The Prize!
2012 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of American Poets