Do I want it?

If what I want is to win,
Then I need to commit.
I believe that I can,
But-that my current game’s shit.

I put myself in position,
To see where I stand.
And i got what i asked for;
Brendan’s Hand.

I put up a fight.
And I learned what I need.
I now know the steps;
The path to succeed.

And, it starts with health;
My physical side.
My body was failing.
My brain had lied.

I believed in my story
That i was ready.
But, as it turns out,
B’s far more steady.

It’ll take some time,
But I’ll try again.
I now know where I stand,
And i Believe I can win.

It may not happen next time.
But, I do have the game.
Not to see this through
Would be a shame.

So I’m putting it out there.
You may call me crazy.
And, if I never beat B,
It’s cause I’m just too damn lazy.

That I won’t do what it takes
To-raise my-level of play;
Embracing the challenge,
Or walkkng away.

Head Space

Here’s what it is.
I’m gunna make somethin great happen.
Stayin down and through it.

The best I can today.
Right now.

I don’t always have my best stuff
But I’m damn sure gunna do the best with what I got.

And, I’m gunna shake off the shit that I got; that I can. Right now.

You see.
The space I’ve got here, is mine.
My mind. My body. Mine.
We know how to get it done.

It’s been a matter of giving myself permission.
A matter of allowing myself to do what I can.

Fight for it.

Clarity comes
To those who persist.
A light can come on
When you’ve swung and missed.

That certain thing clicks
At the end of the day.
Once you’ve said, I’ve got more;
When you decided to stay.

Shut-it down though,
And you cannot learn.
The lessons lie
Just ahead of the turn.

You got to face
The fears of now
In order to know
The way; the how.

So challenge yourself
To find your way;
To never give up.
Your effort will pay.

The Chills

You can’t not get the chills,
When Roy’s ball hits the lights,
When the crowd chants Rudy’s name,
During all of Rocky’s fights.

And please… with Jimmy Chitwood?
The shot to win the game?
The speach before they play?
Jimmy calling his own name?

These moments are the best;
These athletes and their wills
No-matter how many times you see it,
They always bring the chills.

SEC and Playoff

Tua’s still green.
Makes mistakes when he’s pressed.
Dawgs will expose him,
In the Dirty Bird’s nest.

With the title at stake,
And… a playoff spot,
He will come unhinged;
Whether you like it or not.

It’ll be the Tide going out;
UGA rolling in;
First title since Herschel;
Georgia by ten.

Giant Moment

Unbelievable moment.
Ten men on the court.
Each bound and determined
Not to sell themselves short.

Palpable pressure.
Clock running out.
Comes down to focus;
No room for doubt.

Crowd on their feet.
Cheering, worldwide.
The brightest of stages.
There’s nowhere to hide.

Who will come through,
And make the big play?
Or, will someone miss
Because it wasn’t his day?

Whatever the case
They’ve all earned their spot.
They’re just seconds away
From the final shot.

And, in moments they’ll know
Of the story they’ll hold
For the rest of their lives,
Carrying silver or gold.

I Can and Will

Settling in
With no time to snooze.
It’s a matter of effort;
I will not lose.

It’s learn as I go.
It’s stick to the plan.
Show early. Leave late,
With belief that, I can.

I’ve been here before,
And I know how.
Determination and focus.
The moment is now.

Eliminate distractions.
Over and over again.
Consistent practice,
Is how I will win.

Hard work pays off.
It’s been proven before.
But, the key is grit;
When you can’t give anymore.

When you mind says, stop.
When you’re all outta gas.
That’s when you fight.
You know that tired will pass.

And, so you push through
Giving your-all each day.
One day you’ll look back
And will be able to say…

I did my best.