Fractured Dreams



Fractured Vertebra without a mentio

A diagnosis forever enamored in infamy

An injury that left me in emotional lingo

Football aspirations now spiraled into self misery

All it took was one lift of the weights

Lifetime of hard work was rendered in vein

Days accompanied by back ache and tear filled nights

A four year olds' dreams drove a grown man insane

NFL dreams were now another source of life's nightmare

Football, my sanctuary, opened up to realities quandaries

Another shortcoming sent me into deep depths of despair

Made me doubt my existence in sad self inquires

The thought of the NFL once made me gleam

But a fractured vertebra, fractured my dream
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Submitted on April 30, 2011

Modified on April 06, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X A X A X B X B C X C X D D
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 644
Words 113
Stanzas 14
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

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