Learn More

Luke Easter

Rookie - 0 Points (Cleveland, Ohio)

7-on-7 Football


Memorial Day weekend, ESPN, I watched, “Outside The Lines, ”
And what I heard, well as the saying goes it just, “blew my mind, ”
High school kids desiring to advance & arrive at the college level,
However, there are those coaches who would bury it with a shovel.

7-on-7 football program is rapidly gaining popularity nationwide,
Okay now begs the question, what right has the NCAA to decide?
Former NFL great, Keyshawn Johnson sponsors & coaches teens,
By the way he doesn’t make any money but spends his own green.

How is it that people are in a huff about a day spent on a yacht?
To reward the kids for their efforts and enjoy what they have not?
Giving a sneak peak at what can be accomplished and the reward,
Should they reach the pinnacle of success and are able to afford.

Two Caucasian coaches speaking on OTL were one 100% against,
And should be obvious they grew up on the other side of the fence,
Whereas the majority of these teens are of African American decent,
Now with the high unemployment rate parents are just making rent.

How dare they or anybody come on camera, whine, moan & groan,
Because most of these kids will never qualify for any student loans,
Until they or anyone are willing to foot the bill, leave them alone,
Prejudice is not manifested in the locker room it begins at home.

Scholarships are the one and only way they will ever continue on,
How can any sanctioning body not involved declare it is wrong?
When a former standout wide receiver is willing to share his time,
What gives those who’ve never played a right to speak their mind?

It’s impossible to appreciate endless opportunities unless exposed,
As inner city Blacks, Hispanics & Whites the whole world knows,
Are like goldfish in their limited environment of one gallon bowls,
Till the big fish on the outside take time to tutor & help them grow.

So, when coaches steer them towards colleges they graduated from,
Would that not be better than not being recruited from a single one?
Or a school with unscrupulous characteristics and deceitful means?
No one alive has the right to prematurely squash God given dreams.

Submitted: Monday, May 30, 2011
Edited: Monday, May 30, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (7-on-7 Football by Luke Easter )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. A Late Walk, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Li Po

Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

poet Marvin Brato Sr

New Poems

  1. Buy Me, My Love, Tom Navarro
  2. Words mean nothing, Angie Sous
  3. Not for his sake ليس من اجله, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. Final Destination, Tushar Ray
  5. Our city's curfew, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  6. No regrets, george albot
  7. CENTER YOURSELF, Christina Sunrise
  8. My balls, Nassy Fesharaki
  9. Transported in Place, Lawrence Beck
  10. GROUND YOURSELF, Christina Sunrise
[Hata Bildir]