Amazing Kids! Magazine

Living the Dream

By Kassandra Rodriguez, age 15, California


I am athletic and focused
I wonder if I am ever going to reach my highest goals
I hear the swoosh from the clashing trees
I see the sun glooming through my window
I want to win the championship
I am athletic and focused

I am the striker, the captain that everyone looks up to
I feel myself shivering
I touch the round ball
I worry that the other team will score
I pray that the clock stops ticking
I am athletic and focused

I understand my team is losing by one
I focus and say, “Let’s come back and win!”
I dream that we have the trophy in our hands
I try to get that last goal in for the win
Time’s up
I turn around; I see nothing but joy
I am athletic and focused