Sports Poem


I find life often so represented by sports


The interwoven reliance of European football

With still the individual spotlight of baseball


The perseverance and small victories

As essential to life as it is to basketball


The dreary monotony, through it fine-tuned determination

So crucial to the trade of a runner


Often though one quarterback may lead the play

The receiver will score the winning touchdown

And neither is forgotten


Yet this idyllic portrait

Is not to ignore the dissenting voices that scream

of the goalie who dives in vain as time expires

the cleanup batter strikeout with runners on


But when all is said and done

and considered

and analyzed

Sports provide a nice summation

Of such a wonderful

and terrible

and complex thing

As life itself


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