Your Role for the Goal

Discover your unique God given abilities and let it shine in a world that desperately needs a spark. This poem was inspired from my memories growing up. My Dad was a coach when I was a young boy and it was great because I was allowed to travel with the team and help with things like making sure the players had water or Gatorade to drink. There was a player on one of the teams that had always been a lineman until the coaches noticed something. The player was not only big and strong but was also fast. They ask the player to switch to running back before his junior year in high school. He went on to be an all American in both high school and college. He even played as a professional in the NFL for 9 years. In one college game, Roosevelt Leaks ran for over 350 yards. That year, he finished 3rd in voting for the Heisman Trophy.

Step Ahead

You need to determine
The role you will play
To be at your best
For each and every day.
Like the athlete
Out of position
To help the team
Beat the competition,
Switch your position
And find your strength
To help with a group
Or society at length
Be All-American
In your lifetime
By finding your thing
To make it big time
By discerning your gift;
Following your dream
And willing to give
Your best for the team.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 05-03-2018
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