I AM

The I AM Poem

I AM


I AM and awesome basketball player

I WONDER if I will make the travel team next season

I HEAR the refs calling travels left and right

I WANT to make the varsity team in high school

I AM and awesome basketball player


I PRETEND that I am on the Connecticut Suns WNBA team

I FEEL the basketball touch my fingertips

I TOUCH the ball as I square-up to shoot

I WORRY that my dad wont let me tryout for the travel team

I CRY never (even when I get hurt)

I AM and awesome basketball player


I UNDERSTAND the fundamentals of basketball

I SAY, “BREAK” when I’m in bounding the ball

I DREAM of the days when I will be on the travel team

I TRY to be the best player that I can be

I HOPE that my dreams will come true

I AM and awesome basketball player


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