The freezing air blew across the end zones.
The sun had risen and the sky was blue.
There were no clouds in the beautiful sky.
The maroon jerseys of the opponent.
The frozen muscles trying to stretch out.
The fans bundled up in their winter coats.
Everyone was holding their warm drinks.
The teams were lined up at waiting to kick.
The rival game was about to begin.
I lined up on the right side of the field.
Awaiting the kickoff I stood there cold.
I regretted not wearing a long shirt.
I already felt myself turning numb.
The opponent broke the huddle and walked,
To their designed spots on the football field.
We were in man coverage against them.
They snapped the ball and I saw a flat route.
I jumped the ball and ran to the end zone.
A first game of the year interception,
I returned it all the way for six points.
That moment the cold did not bother me,
It was me, the ball, and the wind running
I could not feel the numbness anymore.
I knew that the football season was back.
And I knew football was my destiny.
At this moment I felt like I was free,
No one could stop me, I was only my own.
Football was the path for me to follow.
All the frozen fans were now excited.
Any small moment can change everything.
It will never be easy to succeed.
Those who fight through the pain reward themselves.
Any small action can lead to greatness