Thursday, July 19, 2018

3 results for 'high school'

Victory - Play by Play

By Jack Bates, published on Jul 25, 2011

The smell of fresh cut grass in the humid late August heat did little to cover the stench of teenage males battling each other over inches in a game that none but the combatants cared about. Lucky for me I’m allergic to fresh cut grass so my bloody nose, cut that stench with a metallic sweetness. A sweetness that always awakened a part of my soul that was only legal to unleash between the sidelines on game day. They broke their huddle.Sauntering up to my line of scrimmage they settled in to their formation. Squatting down, I ease in to my three point stance, left foot slightly farther back.... (more)

Tags: football, victory, high school, glory, defining moment, defense, offense

The Beginning of My Future

By Jack Bates, published on Oct 15, 2010

Today is a day that can in no wayInfluence or say that I may or may notGo on my own wayIndependence is the key to being meAnd will lead me to seeAll that I can and will beGraduation is but a step to my goalNot a final plateau for my growing soulBut a catapult for experiences untoldThese experiences are life, full of its strifeMaybe a wife, pains that cut like a knifeBut that is just a small part of lifeThere is also the happiness, joyfulnessAnd celebrations that guide life’s decisionsAll in all, I look forward to the futureAs an untamed creature, with many featuresAnd friendships to nurture,... (more)

Tags: future, high school, optimism

The Best Parents I Could Ever Ask For

By LiftingMeUp, published on Sep 5, 2010

Many years ago, I sat in my high school cafeteria, talking with friends. For some reason, the subject of mothers came up. My mother was immediately mentioned as the sweetest mom ever. Even girls I barely ever hung around loved my mom. She was just one of those people that made every kid feel special. She was the mom everyone wished they had. She was the mom I always wanted to be.

My friends and classmates loved my parents, even though my parents were never the "cool" parents. They didn't let me have wild, out of control parties. They had a very strict curfew for me. They didn't let me... (more)

Tags: parenting, memories, motherhood, high school

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