Kid’s Soccer – by Teresa Smeigh August 2016
Danny always warmed the bench. The coach didn’t think he was good enough to play with the others.
Danny cried every game that he sat out and wished with all his heart that he was better at sports. Danny’s father didn’t take the time to practice with him like the other kids and their dad’s.
Danny’s dad was a dead beat. His mom worked hard to support them and therefore couldn’t even see his games.
Today his mom had come. She got off work early. He prayed he could play just this once. He was surprised when the coach told him he was going in.
Happily he took his spot. The ball was in play and Danny ran and kicked the ball right into the goal. The goal of his team. His teammates booed and Danny cried. His mother hugged him and told him she was proud.
Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh
-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses
-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems