Zuhaira Baki, Grade 6, Islamic College of Brisbane -
I heard a gunshot… my heart dropped.
All my calming thoughts, they completely stopped.
My legs began carrying themselves,
faster than ever before.
My concentration was immense,
I couldn’t think of other things anymore.
My panting of breath was so loud,
I heard only faint screams.
The sweat dripping down my forehead,
like waterfall streams.
My legs by now aching, throbbing with pain.
My enemies so close behind me, driving me insane.
I convinced myself that I was a master.
I motivated myself, I started to run faster.
I made it to safety, I slowed down my pace.
I received a ‘Congratulations’ for winning my 400m race.