The runaway

Running was what he did best 
And he did so with much zest. 
He ran away from problems 
And he ran away from quarrels. 
He ran away from responsibilities 
And he denied all liabilities. 
Never did he have to face consequences. 
He left all his troubles for others. 
He ran and ran, 
Avoiding one obstacle after the other 
Achieving one escape after the other. 
He thought he was safe 
Untouched by life's harsh realities 
Until death finally caught up with him. 
And at last, he failed to escape 
He couldn't run away 
From the clutches of death! 

This poem was written in response to Sadje’s What Do You See prompt #86. Thank you, Sadje for hosting this challenge. The challenge is to use the picture prompt as inspiration to compose an original story, poem, or a caption.

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a stretch of empty road. There is a man in running shoes taking a leaping jump over the yellow dividing line on the road.

Image courtesy: Warren Wong @ Unsplash

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