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Don't Worry it's Okay

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Don't Worry it's Okay

There I go again
Dropping the ball
Hoping, praying
it will bounce back into awkward hands
I stumble upon my rubbered legs
Falling beyond athletic aspirations
Never much for teamworks disappointments

I listen as the opposition cheers
One step closer to their dreams
My shoulders slumped
Inside my head I want to scream
I was never part of this team

My frustration erupts from my eyes
Nothing but disdain from bigger guys
I drop my glove, head off the field
Perhaps some distance will be a shield

Then one guy walks over to me
He says, "dont worry it's okay.
They're just a bunch of jerks anyway.
With more practice you'll learn to play,
we can get together another day."

With that he gives me a smile
I say "I'll be okay in a while"
He is cool and now my friend
At least I hope it's not pretend





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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:12:00 PM
    Hi, Rick! Sorry for having been away so long. I am fine but connexionsare horrible! Happy to see you as prolific and inspiring as always! Good old Rick! A trustworthy and solid friend too! Coming up now and then to heal my soul(^_^)Hugs, Hanitra

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 6:31:00 PM
    Being petite I was also last one chosen for teams....your heartfelt write shows that the pretenders were weeded out and you were blessed with true friends. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/9/2013 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecilia!
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 7:09:00 AM
    It really is, you know....OK, I mean! :) Love that guy who made you feel good about yourself. Bless his soul! :) Imaginary or not!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/6/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wasn't allowed to play on any teams and when we played in Gym Class I was close to the last to be chosen. As an adult I love playing sports and am fortunate to be co- ordinated. I am competitive so I enjoy the thrill of playing. I 'm kinda like a big kid.
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 6:49:00 AM
    Good poem, Richard. Are there two meanings to this? I'm not sure , but it seems like there is....maybe something on a spiritual level? Either way, it also makes me think of coaching little league baseball...Confidence and support is so important. My favorite part about it was showing them that they COULD do it. I always enjoy your work, Richard, and I thank you for your inspiring comments.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/6/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleb, and the answer is yes, there are more than just one meaning.
  1. Date: 9/5/2013 8:00:00 PM
    I understand these lines quite well. No room for the pretenders. Excellent job!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/6/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I meant Drake. My spell corrector doesn't seem to like your real name for some reason.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/6/2013 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You got that right Jake
  1. Date: 9/5/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Ahhh!!! Friendship made in heaven..Enjoyed reading about team spirit..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/5/2013 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara
  1. Date: 9/5/2013 5:01:00 PM
    Hi Richard well crafted and thought out well done great poem ty Shadow x smile

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/5/2013 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow.