The Poetry Corner featuring Troy Legette

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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About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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