Perfection | Teen Ink


November 9, 2009
By SamSam SILVER, Carrollton, Texas
SamSam SILVER, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Take risks. if you win, you will be happy. if you lose, you will be wise.

Dont tell me the sky's the limit when there's footprints on the moon.

Live for the moments you can't put into words.

The sun reflects off my racket as I step up to the line,
The ball’s furry surface scrapes my hand as it bounces,
Then comes back for me to catch.
I sink into a trance as my gaze lifts to the net,
Eyeing to spot where the ball will inevitably land.
Without further thinking, the ball is in the air,
The sun turning it to a black spot in the sky.
My racket somehow finds the ball in the blinding light
And powerfully sends it across the net
Leaving a pale yellow mark on the white line.
The satisfying pop as the strings slap at the ball
Is the only warning my opponent has as to how fast the ball will travel
And how soon it will disappear.
As I watch the ball fly by my opponent
My face is virtually composed, with the exception of a tiny smile.
A personal confirmation of success.

The author's comments:
i love playing tennis, and that inspired me to write this poem.

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on Jun. 17 2010 at 8:25 am
Egyptiangirl13 GOLD, Kansas City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
\"either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

\"If columbus would have turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.\"

\"If music be the food of love, play on.\"

wow this is really good!!! what a great way to put this!!! very gooooooooood!!!! please check out some of my work when you get the chance!!!

on Jan. 25 2010 at 4:22 pm
earthy_kat GOLD, Sebree, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today." - Hazel from the book Watership Down (by Richard Adams).

I enjoyed reading this poem. Very nice. :)