The Hockey Player

August 10, 2016
By why.not BRONZE, Troy, Michigan
why.not BRONZE, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
You know who's gonna get you exactly where you want to be?
You.


I found a friend in a boy once
I'd say I knew him well
He constantly walked on thin ice
Although he never fell

 

His life was a difficult one
And although our paths intertwined,
This is his story to tell
The place surely isn't mine

 

But as I sit here writing
About all the things he saw
I'm overcome with wonder
And look at him in awe

 

That boy did things I could never do
And did them without a thought
For he was the toughest person
But his strength: he saw not

 

Every day was a challenge
His mind plagued with misery
And truly, it's no wonder
Considering his history

 

But even with all this going on,
While losing zest for life
This brave, fearless hockey player
Rose above the strife

 

He didn't fall through the ice
To be trapped with no escape
No, instead of breaking through,
This hockey player learned to skate

 

Though his troubles didn't leave him
And they gave him quite a hassle,
I glow with pride as I say:
My hockey player won his battle.


The author's comments:

This piece is written about my best friend and the strength I see in him every day. I'm so proud to know him and I feel blessed to have him in my life.


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