Finish Strong

Many thoughts race through my mind
As I step up to the starting line,
Butterflies through my stomach fly,
And as I free that last deep sigh,
I feel that death is drawing near,
But the end of the race—I do not fear.

For when the string comes across my breast,
I know it’s time for eternal rest.
The gun goes off, the race is run,
and only God knows if I’ve won.

My family and friends and many more
can’t understand what it was for.
But this “Race To Death” is a final test,
and I’m not afraid, for I’ve done my best.

By: John Baker (1944-1970)

Warning the Movie is a “Tear Jerker”—read the The John Baker Story instead, by clicking here.

Spanish Translation

Muchos pensamientos corren por mi mente
a medida que me acerco a la línea de salida,
mariposas a través de mi estómago vuelan,
mientras libero ese último suspiro profundo,
siento que mi vida se está acabando,
pero al final de la carrera—no le tengo miedo.

Cuando la cuerda pasa por mi pecho,
sé que es la hora de mi descanso eterno.
El arma se dispara, la carrera se corre,
y sólo Dios sabe si he ganado.

Mi familia, mis amigos y muchos más
no pueden entender por qué me esfuerzo.
Pero esta “Carrera Contra La Muerte” es la prueba final,
y no tengo miedo, porque he hecho lo mejor que puedo.

Traducido por: ElRoy, 2022

Title concept from “Finish Strong: Amazing Stories of Courage and Inspiration” By: Dan Green

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” Bible, 2 Timothy 4:7-8

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