The Jersey


The Jersey

I find myself in quarantine, months seeing nothing but the walls
When all of a sudden, going through my closet, an unknown piece of clothing falls
It was a jersey, not just any
It was a Packers jersey, I know, because I have many
But this one felt old, the style was different and bold
Though it still had the signature green and gold
So then I question, ‘How could this piece of clothing have gotten in here?’
I know I’ve just turned 21, so this discovery can’t be because of beer
I really was scared, I haven’t left my room in days
Let alone interacted with a human, except for some blue jays
Then I found a note caught inside of the jersey
Oh, oh, have mercy!
The note read: “My dearest great-granddaughter, this jersey
Means the world to me,
However, I know my time here with you is ending very soon
I know how much you’ve loved wearing this jersey whilst watching your favorite cartoon
And I know that this sickness that I have won’t leave me
So I leave you with this, my favorite, my only, Green Bay Packers jersey.”
I cried as I finished reading the note
Because I watched what she had wrote
She told me that she would give me a special gift on my birthday
But then I found out she was very sick on a workday
This was delivered on my doorstep, with nothing on it
So I just shoved it away, not even batting an eyelash, then I went to go sit
I was very sadden, she passed a few days later
Now, she probably thought I hated her
But then I flipped the note over the other side
It said, “No matter what mistakes you have said, don’t let that take down your pride
For everyone makes mistakes, just like the Packers do, especially when they tied
And know that I have made those mistakes, I would always say, “Have mercy!”
But my love for you and my family is wrapped up in this jersey”
So I made peace with myself
Because you cannot always be down with yourself
Life is precious and even an old jersey can mean the world to me
Because happiness in life is the true key

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