The game

July 12, 2009
By Tuong Hoang BRONZE, Houston, Texas
Tuong Hoang BRONZE, Houston, Texas
1 article 0 photos 0 comments

With this serve I aim to break
your guard. No matter how hard
you hit back I will be at the net,
split step, do a volley, or
I may stand at the baseline and
return with a deep strong ball that
penetrate through your swing,
15-0
or I may do an overhead,
30-0
ace
40-0

it doesn’t matter how close
we know- I know- you know
it is the match point

you return, I smash, you volley
back and forth ‘till the ball
touches the net and bounces back to you
I scream
you clap
Game, set and match

although it’s how it ends,
we are still good friends
yes, good friends---
we are bound by the game.


The author's comments:
The theme of this piece is about tennis, my favorite sport. I really love the sportsmanship in every game, not just tennis.

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 1 comment.


on Aug. 25 2009 at 1:43 am
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

i need to remember this when i get frustrated in a sport! :) you explained it very well. you also put out a lot of confidence and excitement in this poem, which makes it 10 times more interesting. great job :) check an comment/rate some of my work, i love the feedback. oh and keep writing ;)




MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!