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Meeting Challenges this HolidayPoetry Collection by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
A poetic triple shot on this special holiday.
(CLEVELAND) - Today, a triple shot of poetry from our US Poet Luke Easter who examines seven on seven football, the idea of rising to meet challenges, and a very eye opening subject of world vision.
7-on-7 Football is growing faster than ever, yet why are key people in the world of sports fighting it? Why is it that those who fight have always had plenty at their disposal, while the African-American kids who see an opportunity have their hopes dashed? Parents love it as their kids are exposed to the experience side via top flight competition. After all, you can't be a champion without a challenge.
Of course the challenges just need to be fair and equitable and when there is a chance to let someone advance, to show how far they have come in terms of physical accomplishment, should we not allow that growth and development?
'Give me a fish dinner & I’ll eat today but teach me to fish & I’ll eat forever.'
Memorial Day weekend, ESPN, I watched, “Outside The Lines,”
7-on-7 football program is rapidly gaining popularity nationwide,
How is it that people are in a huff about a day spent on a yacht?
Two Caucasian coaches speaking on OTL were one 100% against,
How dare they or anybody come on camera, whine, moan & groan,
Scholarships are the one and only way they will ever continue on,
It’s impossible to appreciate endless opportunities unless exposed,
So, when coaches steer them towards colleges they graduated from,
By Luke Easter
1 Challenge Or 1 Weak Link
What’s a challenge; does accepting it make you weak or strong?
What’s only as strong as it’s weakest link of course it’s a chain,
You have identified the problem and you have the tools to repair,
I know how I feel however I also know what the bible says I am,
Who wants the success of their future or final outcome to depend?
A challenge is not a challenge loosing playing volleyball on the beach,
Okay! What’s the best thing to ever happen to the American made car?
Is there a proven best or right way to prepare before the journey begins?
There is not a Standard Operating Procedure, “SOP” yet there are rules,
The road to victory is by no means short and sweet it is bitter and long,
By Luke Easter
Vision! Where Is Your Vision?
First thing the Philistines did to subdue his power and might,
Now prescription glasses are a necessary yet real funny thing,
As highly improbable as statistics verify or unlikely it may seem,
Basketball playoffs are going on, look at the center and a guard,
Your dreams are exactly that, they’re only your dreams & desires,
The Book of John, from birth for almost forty years he was blind,
Has the Creator of mankind put a dream inside your spirit and soul?
By Luke Easter
Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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