Lexi Balla


Who Says? - Poem by Lexi Balla

They say
Athletes
are all brawn,
no brain.
Can't even talk
right.
Let alone
form a coherent
sentence in an
english class
Let alone
write poetry.
Well.
I can
feel the music
on a keyboard
or flowing
from a pen
just as easily
as I can
feel the music
flowing from my fingers
in the heat of a game.
Ball on a string from my hands.
Who says that I can't be both?
A writer
AND
an athlete?
Who says
that I can't be
Strong,
Fast,
Quick,
Tough,
as well as
Smart,
Emotional,
and
a
Writer?
Well.
I say.
I can do both.


Comments about Who Says? by Lexi Balla

  • (9/20/2007 8:32:00 PM)

    To angie when will those clouds all disappear? :
    You're a douchebag and apparently a grammar Nazi who can't appreciate the message behind language. Go play in traffic.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 11, 2011


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