Adrenaline pumping through my veins Like I’m waiting in the locker room Waiting to see my opponent Ready to put all my anger into him And the rest of his ass-‐wipe team But I can’t I get the goosebumps With just the thought of never playing again Never seeing the gridiron Never having that bond Never playing again Never. But now its over All I can do is reminisce At what was Because it is truly gone forever. The game I loved, Devotion Dedication But now Devastation As I take a step back And look what at what was What could’ve been but now Like a friend that has spurned me Found another And tossed me away Like a piece of scrap paper. Like a parent who Has abandoned me When times were tough And left me to fend for myself Like a lover Who has moved on Without me knowing. Football the game I loved Like a rolling stone Passes me by There’s no tomorrow No future No more practices No more games No more team. Nothing. Some say it’s only sports,
Only a game Cant feel the power behind this poem So lame. To you? Maybe But to me? My everything The reason I put hours into the gym Sweating, not for myself But for my team My coaches And my fellow captains The bond we shared during that season was one that can never be replaced Three that have seen the lowest of the low And decided they never wanted to go back Decided that they didn’t deserve to have to go through that Decided that the coaching staff put too much work to watch that happen And they achieved What happened been done in years I guess this isn’t a sad time to be leaving The sport I love Maybe it’s just bittersweet.