by George A. Hancock
December Cold Thursday begins December’s run A month filled with holiday fun Running by those twinkling lights Earns so many smiling delights. Yes, our morning air is cold But road runners, even those old Keep running outside every day Enjoying this seasonal play. December’s cold is not too bad With the right gear we’re glad We’re happy and running warm While inside so many swarm. Yes, icy conditions are not good A misstep and we fall like wood So, weather forecasts are our friend They help prevent that slippery end. Recent Decembers were mild Pleasing this veteran road child Daylight grows at the month’s end Welcome back my old friend! December Snow Sorry, I’m not a fan anymore I utter leaving the side door December snow can stay away While I begin this winter foray. I’m finishing my 49th road season I really need no good reason To get out and run every day Road running is my daily play. I like running on dry roads Pursuing a winter episode Snow and ice can stay away Running upright is really OK. A green Christmas is always nice Embrace this season is my advice Endure the weather and run on Down the road is a spring dawn. I have the gear and winter shoes So, I’m not singing snowy blues If December snow falls, I’m ready My winter spikes keep me steady. December Treats December brings yummy treats That please our road athletes Christmas cookies are the one Loved and sought by everyone. December treats are so great This holiday is always first-rate Folks bake delicious treats Displaying their Christmas feats. Christmas cookies fuel my miles And create many warm smiles Eating some after every run Is like running in the warm sun. Running out in the December cold Remaining upright and so bold Earns a Christmas cookie or two As the local summer lovers stew. Our winters are growing mild Gone is that weather so wild But Christmas cookies live on Until chomped right after dawn.
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