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Given It All

The match is approaching for time has now passed;
He eats a quick meal – knowing it to be last.

The field it is awaiting within thick fog and lights –
He knows that tonight is sure to be a fight.

He gets on a knee and says a quick prayer;
He does it so swiftly – this occasion not rare.

The field now approaches, ominous yet serene –
He sees his team waiting, their strength to be seen.

The ball is kicked and soars like a hawk;
And bodies collide with a thud and a shock.

A fight it turns out – their opponent of great size,
But his team presses forward with a fearless disguise.

Hard hits are given and he takes a few;
But he presses on, for his brothers do to.

Win or loss, fallen or tall,
He walks off the field having given it all.

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  1. Date: 12/30/2013 12:40:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 7:39:00 PM
    Lovely poem with alliteration and congratulations on your fine win, Josh

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 3:50:00 PM
    great story in this one. Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 2:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, Josh. I especially loved your light touch with alliteration and your story telling spirit that conveys a complete idea. Thanks much for entering my contest.

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 9:37:00 AM
    Josh,... Congratulations on having your poem Featured on the soup's home page. Always & Forever *LINDA*

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on your feature!!!! A wonderful read. I agree, your rhyme is beautiful. You should enter my rhyme battle :) You'd be sure to place with your talent! Love, Juli-Michelle

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 9:34:00 PM
    Another awesome Rhyme, Josh! I just noticed you're new to Soup...Welcome! I enjoyed this. Hold on to your faith, Josh. That is priceless! Annalise