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TIME, by            
First Line: Time, thou art the greatest runner of them all
Last Line: Then vanished without knowing of your fame.
Subject(s): Spectator (periodical); Track Athletics; Running Races; Pole Vaulting; Discus Throwing; Shot Putting; Running Hurdles


Time, thou art the greatest runner of them all;
No beads of sweat stand out upon thy brow.
No sign of great exertion—no muscles ridge thy throat,
No look of pain upon thy face, somehow.
But, ah! It is thy spectators who suffer, your audience—
You wear them out, they can not stand the strain;
They've watched you long, and with such great expectancy;
Then vanished without knowing of your fame.





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