Good morning! Please welcome back Troy Legette as he shares his poem, Swish.
About the Poem: This was a poem I submitted in a poetry magazine: It will be in my second poetry book. I love basketball so I had to do it.
Swish by Troy Legette (c March 15, 2015)
The highlight is the power of finishing
Engaged on a fast break 3 on 2
Or a 2 on 1 situation
Complete control in each dribble
Right to left, left to right
Driving to the basket
Options flashing quicker than every step
With questions bubbling from the adrenaline rush
There is a difference between skills and talent
Skills is what practice help develop over a period of time
Talent is the natural coordination of skills one is born with
The game is the happiness and competiveness of the challenge
Each minute adds on to the set time for 4 quarters
Strategy defines the better play book
Experience builds the confidence needed for the greatest performance
Some coaches says defense is the best offense
Some coaches expect education to be first priority
On court, man to man stimulates high intensity
A zone protects against deliberate penetration
Good sportsmanship reflect great character
Meaning accepting the win or loss after giving all within
Great leadership begins with great students
Students who listen follow directions, and trust the process
Every captain was that student at some point
The growth evolved into a unified body – the team
The collective, collaborate together in unison
Regulated in a organized manner playing under the whistle
Laying the ball up against the backboard with right or left
Or spreading the fingers on the ball for a jumpstart
Through the net-swish!!
Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing, Troy!
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