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Quitters Never Win

On the football field young Davy hurt his knee Lots of excruciating pain, yes-sir-ee, He is never a quitter Says he is never fitter Continuing playing to win is the key. May 11, 2021 for "Quitters Never Win" Poetry Contest sponsored by Margarita Lillico

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Date: 5/15/2021 4:52:00 PM
I am always horrified when I hear that a football player with an injury is determined to continue playing. So sad! “Winning is the key” tongue in cheek.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/15/2021 5:11:00 PM
Definitely tongue-in-cheek. But, with some of these younger athletes who don't know what the future holds in terms of disfigurement, disability, and chronic pain, winning is everything.
Date: 5/14/2021 9:25:00 AM
Well written... true. Life is hard and it is to quit. Ann... Iris Rancher
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/14/2021 9:52:00 AM
Thanks for your thoughtful read, Ann. I really appreciated your visit to my page. Incidently, congratulations on your POTD!
Date: 5/14/2021 6:01:00 AM
Never give up, keep believing and doing what we know to do to finally win ...! salute alkas
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/14/2021 8:04:00 AM
That seems to be true, Alkas. Thanks for your comment.
Date: 5/13/2021 1:49:00 PM
WELL done, Milt!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/13/2021 2:46:00 PM
Well, I hope Margarita thinks so! I'm certain Davy has learned his lesson!
Date: 5/12/2021 6:50:00 PM
I enjoyed the verse but hope winning doesn't have to be that painful for most! Good luck.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/13/2021 11:44:00 AM
Let's hope not! Thanks, Virginia.
Date: 5/12/2021 4:29:00 PM
Hello Milton ... if he keeps it up Arthur Itis will soon become his friend for life. We tried to instill in our kids that winning is not as important as doing your best for the team - thanks Milton - Lindsay
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/13/2021 11:44:00 AM
Thank you, Lindsay. That is the most important lesson to learn in sports, I think.
Date: 5/11/2021 6:12:00 PM
Ouch. This one hit home. I was Davy at age 16. Permanently screwed my knee, then in succession, my ankles and feet. Lucky that I got to 57 before I broke down totally. Now I can barely walk right. 'Saturday's hero' is a -- fool, mostly. Oh, well. Water over the dam for me now. :) gw
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/13/2021 11:42:00 AM
If you had only known...right? See Janice's comment below.
Date: 5/11/2021 4:03:00 PM
Very well-done, uplifting, Milton. My granddaughter, soccer player, tore up one knee--then the other the very next year--pain, surgeries, therapy on and on. At the sports recognition program, when she was a senior, the coach gave her a special award (actually created one for her!) God knows she earned it. Janice
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/13/2021 11:42:00 AM
But, you'll always wonder was the "special award" worth the pain and sorrow???? Thanks for sharing, Janice.
Date: 5/11/2021 12:25:00 PM
YES SIR EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Date: 5/11/2021 12:23:00 PM
L. Milton Hankins this is a good poem but i think that it is probably not a good idea to keep playnig footbals when your knee is hurted. Plz go to hospital - hazel
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/13/2021 11:41:00 AM
Right on, Phillis...I wholeheartedly agree!
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georgia lackely
Date: 5/11/2021 12:27:00 PM
HAZEL U R TOOO KIND> I HOPE GOD IS LOOKING AT YOU>>>BUT NOT ALL THE TIME LAUGHING FAC WINKY FACE THUMBS UP THUMBS UP
Date: 5/11/2021 11:52:00 AM
Yes, winning is certainly more important than all the money he will spend on healthcare for his knee over the next sixty years .....
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/13/2021 11:40:00 AM
No, it is not, Rico. I was a massage therapist in private practice for about six years, and I can tell you those who play sports in high school are destined for bad knees, ankles, and shoulders in later life. I have wondered if it is worth it, but most who played say it was. Who knows?
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georgia lackely
Date: 5/11/2021 12:26:00 PM
EXACTLY RIGHT RICO I HAVE A FIXED INCOME!!!