Day 86

Well tonight I completed another great run
I think it’s the fourth one this summer I’ve done
It was 5 miles long otherwise known as 8k
And we celebrated the holiday called Bastille Day
It was Allie’s first race since being back on her feet
And after crossing the start line she sped off down the street
I had no desire to try and run at her speed
Out of our little group she was definitely in the lead
She ran 7 1/2 minute miles which I think is fast
You’d never have guessed she spent so much time in a cast
But all three of us finished and didn’t care at what place
Overall I’d say it was a pretty great race

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Day 65

Josh acted like an acrobat and through the sky he would fly
But he got a broken arm whenever he would try
He would spend all his days jumping off monkey bars and swings
Sailing through the air imagining wings
But every time he landed on the hard solid ground
It would be followed by a loud cracking sound
It was always the same arm that happened to break
So the doctor had many new casts to make
His mom always said, “Josh this better be your last”
But he became known as the boy with the cast
Josh wanted his casts to be creative and fun
He would spend hours designing each and every one
His first one was orange with fiery red flames
While another had baseballs which he wore to watch games
His third one was black and as dark as the night
And the fourth was removed for being on too tight
The fifth one was filled with zigzags and lines
While the sixth one had messages where his crush wrote be mine
His seventh design was heavier than them all
Whenever Josh moved it caused him to fall
Taking it off so he could walk was great
But eventually it was time for cast number eight
This one was special it glowed neon green
It was unlike any cast that he’d ever seen
It was this one where Josh said he was done
All the flipping and flying sure had been fun
But now he had a cast that he liked the best
And he wouldn’t need any more x-rays or tests
He said this break for sure is going to be the last
All his broken bones would now be in the past
Josh’s mom was happy and let out a sigh
No more trips to the doctor! She thought she could cry
Josh believed nothing could ever top a green cast that glows
But that was only until he broke six of his toes