by Leon Phease, age 9


At first I run fast
and I kick the ball, hard
I run slow into position
and I receive a hard pass
I'm jumping, leaping
for the header and GOAL!
All my hard work has paid off!


I'm slowing down a lot
That's because I'm very hot
My hair's all messy
My head's all sweaty
My whole body is aching
I feel like I'm collapsing
The main culprit is the sun
It really made it hard to run
My energy level is getting low
I'm getting very very slow
My continuation is admired
Although I'm getting very tired
I'm definitely getting slowish
But I can really see the finish.