Iowa Writes

My Soccer Team

The first time I met my soccer team, it really made me think.
  What if they didn't like me? My heart would simply sink.
The coach then called my name for me to come over and run.
    I surprised myself to realize that this was really fun!
  When my team said "Good Job!" it really made me smile.
        Then at the end of practice, we had to run a mile.
          So practice is done and it certainly does seem
              that I am going to love my soccer team!

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Faith is in the third grade at Coralville Central Elementary in Coralville, Iowa. Her poem was selected for the 2010 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Now in its eighth year, Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

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