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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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Cityscapes Places Poetry Sports

Mad River Canoe

Salford, 1st October 2019

Mad River Canoe on Ontario Basin, Salford Quays

Persons three, go off

venturing the mad waters

of Salfords dockland

Paddles cut movements

through deep canal water

making large ripples

Safety in numbers

all wearing their lifejackets

should their boat capsize

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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 Sports

Great Manchester Run

Old Trafford, Manchester , 20th May 2018

Stood on the corner

at a moments attention

looking on as the club i volunteer with

engaged in a mighty test of endurance in the northwest sun

Heat making everyone sweat

as feet hit the tarmac of Manchesters roads

rooting them on, the hardy bunch of volunteers

ready to applaud and guide them toward their rewards

it might not be cash – but that medals more than gold

even taking in its colour – as every year the

roads of Manchester take a pounding

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Poetry Sport Sports

Skeleton Bob

A winter Olympiad poem, inspired by the Gb team

I watched in awe as off they flew

Down the run of ice clear blue

On a craft to generate speed

Carving through ice quickfast was the need

As excited crowds they passed on by

They cheered them on as athletes did fly

And they did this more than once or twice

Navigating track all covered in ice

Aiming to make the fastest time drop

Running through finish line before they did stop

And repeating the task to achieve bronze thru to gold

To beating the clock in the ice and the cold

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Football Sport Sports

Edge of your seat stuff

Tenterhooks

Old Trafford, Manchester

3rd December 2017

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They’ve been doing this for years

Sat in the arena watching the gladiators

Facing off against one another

Spectators nails chewed to the quick

as the clock ticks down to the 90th minute

cheering every tackle

calling every decision

applauding every header

and jumping for joy if their team wins

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Poetry Seasons Sport Sports

Open

Open

As the competition began to place

The audience and judges shivered in their space

As a young guard, who’d never done the job before

Created a draft inside on the competition floor

Now this might not be bad for contestants so bold,

But judges observing were getting a cold

Said head judge to colleagues, as he spoke to all

I think next year, it’s summer not fall

And sending out messages to stewards away from floor

I know it’s an open…but someone please…shut that door 🚪