Super Bowl 55 Will Be Tom Brady’s 10th Game
Laura Lee - January 28, 2021

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Everyone is gearing up for Super Bowl 55. But for veteran player Tom Brady, it will be his 10th Super Bowl and he will be seeking his seventh win – both of which are records. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face reigning champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, in Super Bowl 55 on February 7! Quarterback Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes to help the Buccaneers defeat the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship game. This is the Buccaneer’s first Super Bowl in 18 years! The Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills with a score of 38-24 taking the AFC Championship, with touchdowns from Mecole Hardman, Darrel Williams, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and two from Travis Kelce.

 

Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots throws a pass

Getty Images/Sport Classic/Ezra Shaw

 

Super Bowl 55 will take place at the Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and will be the first time a team has played in their home stadium. For Tom Brady, it will be his 10th Super Bowl he will be seeking his seventh win – both of which are records. The veteran will go up against the Chiefs’ outstanding young quarterback Patrick Mahomes. “To go on the road and win another play-off game is just a great achievement and now a home Super Bowl for the first time in NFL history I think puts a lot of cool things in perspective,” said Brady. “Any time you are the first time doing something it is usually a pretty good thing.”

 

Mahomes, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in last season’s Super Bowl, is relishing the chance to go head to head with the player many regard as the NFL’s greatest of all time. He said: “Being able to go up against one of the greatest if not the greatest quarterback of all time, it’s going to be a great experience for me. To go out there and have the chance to repeat (the 2020 win) and get to do it against the best, it’s something special and I’m excited for the opportunity.” As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, only 22,000 people will be at the match, with 7,500 places reserved for health care workers, who have been given free tickets.