Black Poetry : 6 Minute Football

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    6 Minute Football


    The night was a bucket of blackness splashed on a canvas of stars,
    homebound in my green Chevy pickup on a backroad emptied of cars.
    I could see my houselight in the distance like a flashing, flickering, flame.
    I gunned the engine, raced up the road for tonight's great Football game.

    Upon stopping, I looked in my mirror and saw some reflections of light.
    Coming up the road, it was only my buddies with pretzels and chips for the night.
    We watched the game, talked and ate, laughing in our work-day duds.
    With the keg on the table and the chips in the dip, we sucked down masses of suds.

    The game was intense and rugged on a field of green, you see.
    I wished and wanted to play there when something tugged me three.
    Bill's eyes went wild! Frank threw up chips! Sam spewed beer suds on me!
    I began dissolving, melting, merging into the game's TV.

    Before I knew it, with ball in hand, I was running for the touchdown goal.
    Monstrous brutes, frothing at the mouth, ran behind to stop me cold.
    They were gaining, almost upon me. That's when my Fear kicked in.
    I could hear my best buddies yelling and shouting for me to win.

    I was lifted in the air and slammed to the ground
    with a crunch and a crash not kind,
    with my wind knocked out and waves of hurt
    from the weight of the brutes on my spine.
    But the cheers went out with a Victory roar
    and I opened my eyes to find
    6 minutes of Pro Football, I'll cherish,
    'cause the ball was over the line.

    Namyh
     
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    superbowl crunch tyme ...this was tyte i enjoyed this splash here
     
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    I believe this was dedicated, in particular, to those fans who find themselves truly in the game. Much enjoyed dear poet.
     
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    I thought...

    :run: Forre… I mean Harry, :run::)

    On the real, reads like you are a die hard football fan.

    Great ending!

    Write on Harry, write on... I enjoy it!




    feelin'itsouldeep!
    Coco:dance:
     
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    THIS WAS A CUTE FOOTBALL FAN ANTHEM!
     
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    Rich – Just when I thought I was out of it, the game sucked me right back in ! I’m feelin’ the crunch now and I gotta splash water on my face. But thanks for your enjoyment which makes up for all of it. Namyh
     
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    Waz - Anyone who finds that they’ve been transported into such a game will also find a forced dedication to run for their life that’s irrepressible. That crunch and crash hurt but I’m fully recovered now and hope to go down in history as the “Blink”, in one moment and out the next. Ain’t television grand ! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Thanks Waz. Namyh

    P.S. – Hey! Who stole my Gatorade ? I’m exhausted.
     
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    Coco – I’m a fan. Look at it this way. I was sucked into the T.V. I was Bowled over. Actually, I was Super Bowled over. And that was an instant treasured classic sensation that added Steele to my spirit……… by yards. Your feelin’ it soul deep honors me. Thanks Coco. Namyh
    P.S. – Hey! Were you the one I heard shouting and clapping in the stands ? If so…..thanks says the Blink.LOL
     
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