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Abstract Poetry Sport

Heads or tails

#Socs #toss

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a piece on a coin toss for #Socs by inky

50:50 – I think that’s what they call it

chances of you picking the right side of the coin

It seems so plausible – there’s only two choices

but like a smaller version of a roulette wheel

the fates are rising and falling

with each turn of the coin in the air

and decisions fall in the victors favour

whether the head sees the skies or ground under foot

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Poetry Sport Sports Water Waterside

Red Canoe

Red Canoe Enters

The bay of the Canal side

ready for paddles

Red Canoe Enters

Cutting through watery depths

Creating White Waves

Red Canoe Enters

Gliding past the floating buoys

in shades of orange

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Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors Sport Sports

Gliding

#fowc #Gliding

Gliding through the water

The crew waited for that moment

the moment that was perfect

the moment to change direction

No Salty Afternoon Washes

No Swabbing the decks of Seawater

No trouble from the turning wind

Simply moving through the water

Simply cutting past the breakers

Simply Gliding through the sea

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Poetry Sport Sports

Suspense

#fowc #suspense

Goalkeeper anticipating free kick

There’s an atmosphere growing

around the opposition’s end at a Northern Football Team

their captain scythed down the home team’s star striker

and there were handbags approaching half time

From uproar and arguments, its down to two men

the man in red against the man in green

man in green stands on the line

man in red puts the ball on the spot

Time seems to have stopped

for a moment, silence has fallen

you could almost hear a noisy blade

of windswept grass

The striker starts to run at the ball

the goalie stands his ground

left or right – that decision

that will change the supporters sound

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Sport Sports

Ceremony

5th March 2020

#Fowc #Ceremony

The Athletes took to the track,

to a boom box anthem

dressed in the colours of their country

as cheers and lights travelled round the ground

taking to the field

masters of javelin, shot and hammer

not leaving a mark

until the start of competition

And friends and rivals share the stage

with smiles on their faces

enjoying the moment, enjoying the show

till the contest starts for real.

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Acrostic Poetry Sport Sports

Tribal

#Fowc #Football #Soccer #Rugby

Two crowds sit on their

Respective rumps, cheering on the warriors

In their tribes colours Red or Blue

By the end of the first act

A tribe at one end of the ground is jubilant

Leaping in the air – whilst the other isn’t so happy

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Poetry Sport Sports

Grand Final

Old Trafford, Manchester 2019

St. Helens V Salford

or put it another way – flip it round

David vs Goliath – St. Helens are the league champions, Salford had to come through the playoffs – and its 1st versus 3rd – A marvel in itself given the pundits had written Salford off at the start of the season

However they made it through the Melee of the Super 8’s – and come through on top at the end, all that they face now is St Helens at Old Trafford.

A battle tween two ends of the M62.

I will be listening to the game on the steam powered wireless, but I reckon the Regulars of the AJ Bell are going to enjoy every minute.

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Poetry Sport

Court

Could there be any

other reason why whilst a tennis

umpire’s assistants,

regard

themselves as judges ?

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Life Sport Sports

Playing in the side street

Salford, 25th September 2019

#Salford #Children #Parking #Gardens #Street #Sports

In order to save themselves some pocket money

the sports fans find convenient side streets

parking off the main road on the way to the stadium

One by one, they move on to empty paving

ignoring the call of the parking charge

plastered on the nearby wall

Playing fields and abandoned land

Perfect Places for those with a nose (and Permit)

to Place a spot for incoming visitors

Kids sit forlorn – as their playspace

finds itself taken over for 48 hours

by hawkers with money on their mind

Traffic jams – a certainty

as kids take over the abandoned tarmac

for an impromptu game of rounders

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Poetry Sport

Anticipate

10th February 2019

#Football

To readers the other side of the big pond – a poem about football or what you call soccer – Inky

While the greats are revered in Bronze

New idols are to be cheered on by the fans

At both ends of the East Lancashire Road

Fans follow every kick , head every ball

Cajoling the ball past the opposition

and bending the ball to safety

Who was it who said

“You never win anything with Kids” ?

The veteran of the Liverpool Side

should have seen it coming

for there’s young lads from Liverpool and Manchester

now tearing down the green grass