Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Maybe I want to be free
like the leaf when it let's go
the arrow coming from a bow
I think It'd be best for me
Leave the weight behind
let my spirit do the talking
my heart do the walking
and keep your hatred confined
I'll smile like the sun
when I see that white rise
because there'll be nothing left to despise
knowing both battles are done
But until that day
I'll keep wishing
that maybe you'll say
Throwing the line out,
And waiting for the bite.
It feels like a jerk,
Like a dog pulling the leash.
Reeling in the fish is such a surprise,
Not knowing what you’ll find.
Whether in the cool of a summer night,
Or on the ice in the winter cold.
The wind blows on the water,
Like a twister heading for the shore.
It provides a time,
Of relaxation and a time to think.
Every aspect of fishing,
Makes me fall in love.
By: Aladin Saleh
Three, two, one, and the crowd goes wild.
I look out to their faces and I feel like a child.
Content in my mind, I suddenly feel okay.
I have just won it all, I have gotten my way.
We were back twenty yards with only seconds to spare.
I ran as fast as I could, caught the ball in the air.
The leather felt smooth, fitting tightly in my hand.
I had stiffened my grip to the sound of the band.
My cleats stabbed the turf leaving behind trails of dirt.
Stadium lights flashed over me like I was at a concert.
The cheerleaders screamed at the sight of the action.
I looked over and winked with egoistic satisfaction.
I felt the world in my presence with one simple touch.
All eyes settled on me with one moment of clutch.
The other team wept insults and yelled in despair.
May the best man win, it has always been fair.
Now I leave my season, played my last successful game.
Leaving behind conditioning and workouts I overcame.
I will always miss the game, remembering my finest time.
I stole the championship ring, my committed victimless crime.
My team and I are one; I did not succeed alone.
Now we leave the broken turf, our names famously known.
It has been thirteen years now since you have passed,
These past few years have gone by fast.
I miss your smiles and all your hugs
Wishing that I had someone to bug.
You stayed with me through thick and thin
Even when it appeared I wouldn’t win.
Every day I sit and wonder what it would be like
To have you be the one to teach me how to ride a bike.
Basketball games were never the same
Without you sitting there yelling my name.
The more time that goes by, the harder it is to remember
But I know that everyone is here to help me.
Grandma and Grandpa still send their love
And I know you sit and listen to me from way up above.
You come in my dreams, but I have never said good bye
Because I know you are the one who is teaching me how to fly
I’m trying to be everything that you want,
Just never forget, you’re never forgot.
-Laura Katherine Neff