VICTORY ROAD TOOK ME TO COLERAIN MALL & ALL I ENDED UP WITH WAS POKÉMON CARDS
90s kids in Cincinnati had it made thanks to Pokémon Yeah Pokémon Red & Blue came out Yes, I made my mom and brother drag me to Forest Fair Mall $20 in my pocket Making the hard decision to either buy a deck of Pokémon cards or 4 booster packs Figuring out the tax to make sure I had enough One of the unforgettable times I had was when another mall, Colerain Mall had put together a Pokémon Card Game tournament and a Pokémon Stadium tournament Of course I did both I rushed over to EB Games to sign up I remember practicing for both tournaments Making sure I had my right deck and right team loaded into my game The day had finally came I make it go registration And I get my trainer number for both competitions First up, was the trading card game I was so nervous to play as I look around at the other competitions Me a kid playing versus who I assumed were teenagers at the time My mom cheering me on from the sideline I lost that first match I was sad but I couldn’t forget the Pokémon Stadium competition I still remember til this day Bringing the GamePak to plug into the back of the N64 controller First match, I won and that livened my spirits Being able to move on to the next round It was short lived as I was knocked out of the competition the next round My mom saw the defeat in my eyes She gave me a big hug and said “Hey you’re still my Pokémon trainer” She took me to EB Games and bought me Pokémon cards to cheer me up From that point on, I always wanted to redeem myself Soon, in due time A Review from “Thank You For the Content III” by R.D. Johnson (Reggie D. Johnson) 4 Poems by R.D. Johnson : Malcolm & Martin, Angels, Dr. King’s Dream & February 1st (re-post) Poetry by R.D. Johnson : (Not Just On) Juneteenth Bio: Follow R.D. Johnson on twitter @r_d_Johnson R.D. Johnson is a pushcart nominee, a best of the net nominee for Fevers of the Mind "(Not Just On) Juneteenth" Reggie is an author reigning out of Cincinnati, Ohio. At the age of 9, he found a love for writing while on summer vacation. With influences from music, Reggie has created a rhythmic style of writing to tell his personal experiences and beyond. Reggie has several books available on all major online retailers and his work can be seen in various literary magazines. He currently has two columns, Drunken Karaoke featured on Daily Drunk Magazine & REPLAYS featured on The Poetry Question. https://thepoetryquestion.com/category/replay-rdj/
I loved this account of Pokemon competition. You have a good mom. Great job.