Pigskin rests 

for a season….

after tiny eyes 
watch the Game’s end;
learning how 
to play in life –
win or lose, 
our response is 
the homework we send.
Make sure 
the strategy’s tight,
knowing each play 
in the Guide….
to show our children 
to enjoy life;
instructing them 
when to hide.
No, it’s not after being 
mowed on the field;
when we may not 
have scored points at all.
See that’s the time 
to begin to get tough:
Growl in the face of defeat, 
hold your head high
and stand tall.
See the time 
to run away and rest
is when you know the plan…
so you can 
come back to the field 
of Life and say 
this is where I will stand!