Pressure in the Pocket This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

The pocket is collapsing
But no need to rush,
The fans are going crazy
And I wish they would hush.

The first option is to scramble
The second is to throw.
I think I’m going to run it,
Never mind, I’m too slow.

There is no one in the flats
And the tight end is gone,
But thank God there’s a receiver
Wide open in the end zone.

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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tweetiebruce said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 1:11 am

I love

Ii think im going to run it

Never mind I'm to slow' :D

Congrats on getting into the magazine, brilliant poem

David S. said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 12:18 am
This was well constructed, I just felt it was a little one dimensional. It didn't jump out at me, but obviously, people like it, so they see something I don't. Good job :)
miss-ray-ray said...
Nov. 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm
truly amazing..very impressive : )
musicgirl757 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 5, 2010 at 3:04 pm
I like how the rymes aren't cliche and it tells a good story. That always makes a poem interesting.
Lily1 said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 10:43 am
I like this poem....I feel like I am there. It's AMAZING!!!
lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 8, 2009 at 4:03 pm
This is cute. I love football!!
babygirl15 said...
May 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm
theactor247 needs a life anyone can write and you did great i loved it
teenpoet said...
Mar. 26, 2009 at 8:24 pm
What an awesome poem. It has such deep meaning just from the view of a football game.
mcgee2623 said...
Mar. 26, 2009 at 5:38 pm
dude you if your a real quarterback
animus94 then you know you can do what ever you want to get yards without lossing the ball. smart guy
NDNQT said...
Mar. 15, 2009 at 11:47 pm
I don't know to much adout football but I liked the poem.
animus94 said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm
dude, if you really are a quarterback, then you would know that your first option is to throw, not run. get it right bro
theactor247 said...
Jan. 22, 2009 at 11:18 pm
wow... this poem is good... for a jock! xD haha
jas said...
Jan. 17, 2009 at 1:03 am
i really like this poem alot it is a good football poem
AndThisIsReal said...
Jan. 5, 2009 at 4:10 pm
It kind of sounds to me, like something some one in my english class would write for an assigned poem project.
Maybe because I'm just not a sport fan, that it didn't touch me on any particular level.
But if sports is a subject you feel the inspiration to write about and passion for....
Keep it up.
It's a good look into the mind of spiratic decision making, which is always very necissary in sports.
james1115 said...
Nov. 21, 2008 at 3:36 pm
this poem rocks i play football and i really understand this poem
krzykrys13 said...
Nov. 11, 2008 at 4:11 pm
this poem is wicked good and describes the pressure of doing a play right in any sport spot on!!!!!!!!!!!
amberlene10 said...
Nov. 11, 2008 at 3:08 am
1st of all juss luv dat itz bout football..luv da 2nd stanza wen he sayz i think im gonna run it neva mind im too slow..
Jordan said...
Nov. 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm
Cool poem, but "gone" and "zone" dont ryme, they kind of ryme if you say them in a southern accent
4lyfebasketball said...
Oct. 21, 2008 at 5:23 pm
I love poems that tell and describe the excitement of sports... it was really good.
bigphil93 said...
Oct. 21, 2008 at 1:59 pm
i think the poem is good because its about football
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