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Not Your Average Run

Plus: It's a Bird! It's a Crane! It's Supermania!

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
April 10, 2008

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Not Your Average Run

Not Your Average Run
What does the blighted Olympic torch relay suggest?

A traveling flame first lit in Greece
to symbolize a world at peace
has sparked much protest as it makes
its journey Beijing-bound.

This torch is s'pose to unify
and in its flicker signify
how summer games can undermine
what haunts us most the year.

But China's ban on human rights
may keep the flame from burning bright.
This relay race to blaze a trail
is not your average run.

The party planned for August 8th
could well become a bath of hate
that seeks to purge the stain of sin
in nations everywhere.

It's a Bird! It's a Crane! It's Supermania!

One solution for falling construction cranes.

Beware of cranes, those birds of prey.
They really should be feared.
Those giant beasts can kill and maim.
They're dangerous and weird.

With steely eyes they look below
from high up on their perch.
They have an iron will it seems
that guides their hungry search.

They soar above construction sites
and without warning dive
on unsuspecting passersby
who often don't survive.

Perhaps those birds should be penned up
within a CRANIUM,
a zoo-like cage without a key
to keep us safe from them.

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