He Is... The Football Player

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He sits, waiting

Waiting to seize his moment

Seconds feel like hours

Why does time go by so slow?

He feels his heart beat

Blood throbs through his veins

The anticipation is unbearable

 

His stomach is in knots

His nerves are overwhelming

But yet, excitement surrounds him

His teammates, his coaches, and himself

Teeming with excitement

Eyes shimmering like crystal balls

 

He starts his march

His brothers by his side

He hears the huge crowd roar

He sees the bright lights shining on the field

He feels the fresh cut grass beneath his cleats

He knows this is where he belongs

 

Sweat drizzles off his face

His heart pounds out of his chest

This is his moment, his life, his world

The ball is snapped and his life begins

He is… The Football Player

 

Year after year, he plays

Every game, every snap, with all his heart

Hundreds of games he plays

But it has to end

He knows it is his last game

His last chance, his last moment

 

He sits, waiting

Hours feel like seconds

Why does it go by so fast?

He feels his heart beat

Blood throbs through his veins

The anticipation is unbearable

 

He marches, one last time

His brothers by his side

His heart seems to stop

He hears nothing but sharp ringing

He sees the crowd stand to their feet

He steps on the field for the final game

 

Sweat drizzles off his face

His heart pounds out of his chest

This is his moment, his life, his world

The ball is snapped and the game begins

He is… The Football Player

 

He sits, waiting

Waiting for the coaches final speech

He feels a knot form in his throat

His eyes begin to haze

His head throbs while fighting the urge to cry

He gives in as tears stream down his face

Where has the time gone?

 

He sits, waiting

Waiting to watch the big game

He feels his heart beat

Blood throbs through his veins

The anticipation is unbearable

 

He sits, waiting

Waiting to cheer on his son

Because he knows

This is his moment, his life, his world

The ball is snapped and his life begins

He is forever… The Football Player

Comments

salter_darrington

wow,i love this many can connect.

salter_darrington

my fav part is the last stanza

Erolas96_blue

I agree, the last stanza is touching. Great poet.

Topper60

Just went through these same feelings as a senior football player.  Didn't want the game to ever end with some of my best friends ever. 

jessieviolett

This was amazing.  I felt the same way about my senior volleyball season just this year.

 

currently__me

I liked it!!! Could even take some lines and create an entire song! Lol... would be a chart topper!

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