View from the Sidelines (The Game of Love) – Author Damon E. Johnson


Midway through the 3rd quarter I

can’t help but notice that your love

has definitely taken a severe beating.

You’ve been kicked, tripped, stepped on,

blindsided and illegally tackled out of bounds.

You started off strong, but now you seem

to have grown mentally and physically tired.

Indeed no one can ever question your dedication,

loyalty or total commitment to winning.

And though I must say that I admire your resiliency,

I believe that happiness shouldn’t be this difficult.

The truth be told, I’ve been praying all my life

for an opportunity such as this, and I think

that it’s about time that I entered the game.


I’m ready

I’m willing

I’m able

I’m waiting…

Listening for my name.


© Damon E. Johnson

Excerpt from the book “The Vineyard ~ Exploding Grapes”


About the Author

Damon E. Johnson is an accomplished freelance writer and poet currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He has two prior poetry books to his credit. Cited for its raw feelings and expressions of love, Rhythm in My Blues, Damon’s debut collection, was a stellar introduction to the poetry world. He continued to excite his readers with his follow up collection: The Vineyard: Exploding Grapes, which blasted onto the scene with raw passion and sensuality. Both works solidified Damon as a force in the literary world of poetry.

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1 reply

  1. Great analogy!


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