Football DisappointmentYears ago, we worked so hard Preparing for that one last chance Hour after hour Running in the heat Trying to determine what would be. Visions of being great Danced through our minds.When we got thereExpectations soaringConfidence abundantLoads of abilityThen it happenedThat one first lossChanged everythingDreams shatteredThe perfect season#1 in the state15th in the nationAll up in smokeConfidence lostNow, I find myself Left in a blank Whatever went wrong That early September night? Why had we given up so easily? I guess it's the result, Of a bunch of individuals Not becoming a team.by Michael Underwood, Clarkston, MI
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.