Bewilderment , USA
Glad to hear you're feeling better and had some time join us. Against my better judgement, I'm going to go out on a limb and point out two things I noticed with your piece. Your first line ( iambic pentameter ) comes up one beat short, perhaps something like " I listen to the runners gliding on the snow ". Also, if I'm not mistaken, your anapestic meter is also a beat short (1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2). Maybe something like " for they run with a purpose to please ". I could be wrong, I often am, but this is what I saw. Other than that, good subject matter and imagery( as with most of your posts) and , I believe your trochaic lines are fine as is. I await Balladeers' ruling.