Playing The Field

Entry by: mossy

21st September 2016
Playing the field

'You'll never be a player son,'
she smiled and held me close,
but I blushed, when she said
in front of everyone,
'you'll never be a player son'
and it hurt when they laughed
at all the school tournaments,
when I was picked last.

Dad won every trophy going
playing on the park,
I heard he picked up trophies
training after dark.
'You'll never be a player son,
though you've got your father's feet.'
I shrugged. Dad played so much,
we rarely got to meet.