The numbers game
Tom Corbett, on
his birthday shortly after breaking 3 hours
for the marathon.
completed, time for fun
and no long tiresome training run—
after tonight the only sore bit
will be the head of Thomas Corbett.
time whispers its deceitful lie,
that life's a numbers game we play—
our value's in our age or pay,
really will be treasured
don't lend themselves to being measured:
love, courage, friendship, honesty,
caring and creativity.
been much bigger—
you're worth far more than any figure,
so don't be fooled by numbers' tricks
(except, of course, 2:56).
On a card for Tom's birthday party at an Ealing pub, May 31 2013. Tom (left in picture) became the second Eagle (after Jose Pabon, centre) to break the three-hour marathon barrier when he ran 2:56 in Edinbugh shortly before.