I'm Jake Gabbert. I'm from Lewis Center,Ohio. I have played soccer my entire life and I played hockey for 8 years. I have a younger brother Luke, who is 16. I went to Olentangy Orange High School. I like to ski and snowboard. My family takes a yearly ski trip out West, mostly to places in Colorado.
For composing this poem, I first went about figuring out who I wanted to write about and what types of things they are interested in. One challenge was finding a good way for the poem to flow. At the end I think the poem turned out pretty good, mostly because it was someone I knew a lot about. Overall, it was a fairly easy assignment.
Ever since he was two
Soccer ball at his feet in the shortly cut green grass
Soft kangaroo leather cleats as smooth as silk.
Attacking the goal
Shooting, dribbling, juggling, new tricks.
Desiring to baffle and beat the competition.
See the ball.
Be the ball.
Sometimes celebrated on the playing field or
Leading to a championship.
Weekdays and week nights
Power and dreams.
Trophies and medals in his room
Reminders of where he has been
Motivating him about where he wants to go.