Life is like a game of sport,
Where skills can get you by.
Goals are the targets to aim for,
But sometimes direction is
Too wide or too high.
Yet you continue playing the game.
As you learn by your mistakes.
You feel good whenever
You score the points,
Grateful when given the breaks.
Sometimes the crowd is with you.
Sometimes you stand alone,
But aware of who is the linesman
Responsibility for action your own....
Life is about achievement,
Yet disappointments and failure too
Are also part of its' structure,
Though its' playing is down to you.
You can accept life has its' mishaps
With courage to see them through.
And make your targets clear and straight
When in your power to do,
Or you can give up without even trying
Any of the challenges life passes to you.....
You have the potential to be a winner
By using all the skills you possess,
And if you trust in life and value yourself
As a person you'll be a success...
Life's pitch is laid out before you.
Run the course with your head and your heart,
But remember what matters
Is not winning or losing
But how each plays their given part.
So make sure to give it your very best shot
Making your aims honest and true.
And try to have faith in the rest of the team,
Then Life will be a Winner for you.>
I wrote this for our Godson when he was a teenager
He was and still is into football..