Ode to My Soccer Shin Gaurds


United States
41° 0' 45.1656" N, 80° 47' 16.5876" W

Hidden beneath
my long red socks.
Rarely seen by teammates and fans,
you are always ready to do your job.
Like the bullet-proof vest
of a proud police officer.
You take the shots
hit after hit
of hard-kicked balls
and the soccer spikes
of vengeful opponents.
You are the unsung hero
of my soccer uniform.


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