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

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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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