SHOOTING to WIN
– Master Zeehan Shah 7 A
For Basketball, I have a fire in the belly
I dribble, run, walk, jump, shoot up and down the court
Five kids play in the court with a bouncing ball
As the whistle blows,
Guards take position
Davids and Goliaths mesh and clash
On the court to make a splash.
The throbbing thud of the dribbling ball
And squeaking of the shoes, are sweet music to all
We shoot into a high hoop
We block shots
We run and jump and play defense
When the ball is in our hand, we play offence
We play man to man
We play zone to zone
For many it is a game, for me, it is a passion,
When we play as a team
No more feeling can I imagine, no more can I dream
I love to play this game, it’s so much fun.
A hoop missed is followed by an exclamation of dismay
For baskets scored, there are shouts of hurray.
To get better everyday, to improve my skill
I practice everyday
I have loved this game and I always will.