The Sports+ Lounge presents: 'Special Delivery' by Jaylon Thompson
Welcome to the USA TODAY Sports+ Lounge! The premier place for all creatives to showcase their talents. Every Friday, we will spotlight artistic content for the 2021 NFL season.
This week, USA TODAY Sports+ community engagement producer Jaylon Thompson presents "Special Delivery" in the lounge. The poem is all about Christmas gifts and the anticipation that comes along with it.
Sit back, relax and enjoy "Special Delivery" by Jaylon Thompson.
In the midst of chaos, there is something about that signature knock at the door.
Everyone knows that sound.
Two taps and a bang.
The base provides a thunderous rang.
Was it for you?
Or for the entire crew?
No time to wait for a response.
It’s time for the chase.
A mad dash to the door.
Catch me if you can,
I feel like the Gingerbread Man.
Over obstacles and through decorations.
Around Christmas trees brimming with expectations.
Finally, you arrived on time.
Too out of breath for the next line.
“From ole St. Nick” the package reads,
“Have a jolly Christmas indeed.”
With bright colors, the package is wrapped and taped.
Whatever is inside is worth the wait.