Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

I Am Wayne Gretzky (Biopoem)

I wonder if I will see my family again
I hear people cheering for me
I see the pattern of where the puck is going to go next I want to see my family
I am a great hockey player


I pretend that there are imaginary people on the ice I feel happy
I touch the hockey stick
I worry that I might lose the game
I cry, “Hurray, we won the game!”

I am a great hockey player


I understand my hockey team
I say, “We made a plan.”
I dream that I will win the Stanley Cup I try to score goals
I hope that I win a trophy
I am a great hockey player