“In times of darkness, when things are going wrong, just like when night falls and you can’t see your way, the full moon always has light to guide your way. The moon borrows light from the sun. Everybody knows the sun is going to shine, right? But the moon is so special, it takes some of the light from the sun and gives it to people who can’t see in the dark”
Who wrote this? The answer probably surprised you just as much as it does me. Apparently, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is a poet and we didn’t even know it. I have to say, this is one of the most awesome stories in the sports world that doesn’t have to do with sports, specifically. It’s not really that I didn’t think Berry had it in him, but it’s kind of unexpected when you’re sifting through sports stories and you see the words ‘Berry’ and ‘poet’ in the same sentence.
And another thing, just from reading that little excerpt, I can tell that man has some chops. When asked about why he writes poetry, he responded, “You do a lot of sitting up by yourself…a lot of looking at the ceiling…I wanted to get my thoughts on paper.” I would imagine spending all that time having to recover from injury would eat away at you eventually. I don’t know what the rest of the world is going to think about what I am officially terming ‘Berry Good Poetry,’ but I am definitely a fan and would love to see more of what he has to offer.
Question for the Readers: In light of the introduction of ‘Berry Good Poetry,’ what kinds of hobbies do you all have? Feel free to share, please keep it clean, and thanks for reading.
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