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   I had the talent,
I had the skills,
what I didn't have
was the genes ofthe coach,
and that
plus an occasional strikeout,
was enough to dismissme
as a loser.

A strikeout was the same
as a countdown
todisaster.
Strike One!
3
Strike Two!
         2
        Strike Three, You're Out!
         1, Blastoff.
"Whatwere you thinking!"
echoed throughout the field.
"You just lostthat game,"
closely followed.
"What a loser,"
wasmumbled,
not intended for my ears.

I was nothing to him,
the"coach" who cared about
his son,
winning,
and making a"loser"
out of everyone else.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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