Get Your Premium Membership

Bye-bye, Football

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Gershon Wolf.


Based on a true story in the 'Wall Street Journal' this weekend...

Friday night football lights His whole life high school sports A rah-rah father behind him Overflowing his shorts Covid-19 postponed many dreams And left an opening, it seems For other interests to develop No longer by sports was the lad enveloped When football was cancelled The young man found a new love Electrical engineering his fascination And so, he decided, his future occupatin Now football is back, but not the young man He's busy studying engineering while he can As for his stubborn father, he's going to court To sue the school district ~ a day late; a dollar short

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 4/26/2021 7:30:00 AM
it is amazing what a "derailment" will do to our hopes and dreams, often changing us into a far better direction.
Login to Reply
Date: 4/25/2021 7:44:00 AM
I like the young man’s choice.
Login to Reply
Wolf Avatar
Gershon Wolf
Date: 4/25/2021 5:08:00 PM
I agree. He got lucky with Covid. Changed his future for the better, methinks. :) gw