Poetry by Jeff Green


The fastest man on Earth

by cricketjeff on August 15, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

A man called Bolt can run quite fast
Though others try he blasts straight past
I doubt you’ll see Usain come last
In any sprinting race

He doesn’t seem to need to try
The gun goes bang we watch him fly
It’s done before you blink an eye
He’s won another race

One hundred meters, then the two
Far faster than the fleetest few
Since he’s begun the sport is new
He’s changed this sort of race

So I shall sit and wait until
They’re on the blocks and very still
The starters gun then comes the thrill
The fastest ever race!