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

Never without

Manchester 28th August

#promptuarium

Sat on a midsummers afternoon

Covered in the colours of his sports team round his neck

A regular of the local rugby team

Resplendent in his club colours

Following his team, which ever stadium they go to

Picnic days

#summer #food #sport #garden

24th June 2018

Perfect time to relax in the Garden

In the shade of a cool umbrella, out of the sun

Cucumber sandwiches and iced lemonade

Nice accompaniament to the Barbecue chicken

Inside the wicker basket – under the foil

Chocolate cake for afters – the perfect sweet

Another Winters Morning

Fishing

As the mercury begins its annual retreat

the angler keeps a watch

the winter water, dark and cold

as silvery sources flicker

 

Hot air turning to almost fog

as chair it rests on sawn up logs

and line it sits, still, with great aplomb

as angler watches for a flicker

 

The float bobs away

in the ice cold soup

slight winds make it bob and loop

but not yet beyond its line it stoops

 

Ripples in water – give something away

as down in the depths – something does play

so sat angler waits – and beef tea he does pour

whilst listening to sports news on Radio four

 

But then there’s some action – could that be a Pike ?

the float swings round wildly – It’s the chain off a bike

and bubbles arising ? – the laughter of the fish

who’ve stopping being put on the wall or a dish

Anticipate

Anticipate

Sat in the classroom of Melwood

an old team captain is watching the lads

kicking a ball around the field

he’d once said “you never win anything with kids”

but that was before he’d watched them

lift up a number of trophies

and saw one of his number become a millionaire

Olympia Landed

Some place, Some where

It began on a field of green

on a soggy spring day

 

And as the rain fell

muddy puddles splashed

as damp feet advanced

 

The grey soon disappeared

as speeds increased and

coaches unleashed new hurdles

 

Soon young minds engaged

beating Ra to the punch

and clock times were smashed

 

Leading to a moment

a time in the sun

where medals were gained, by leading from the front

Thoughts of the long distance runner

Salford, 12th May 2017

Down the long stretches of Tarmac he goes

In darkness, fuelled by apples and bananas

Some call him crazy, but others they smile

Taking to the deserted road, to break down his time

All for the prize, of reaching that line

Nice shiny medal and Achievement awaits

Could records be broken this year ? A possibility

Expect a great smile as the target is reached

Red

Rich is the primary color

enveloped in the romantic notion of

dozen red roses

 

Royalists adopt this color up and down

England, Scotland Ireland and Wales

Draped in Silks Satins and Tartans alike

 

Round sporting stadiums too

Everyone cheers in northern cities for

Dozens of teams donning Red Shirts

Shocking pink

#coloryourworld #cyw #shockingpink

luminosity released this

colour on the world

to highlight a word or two

is brilliant

carnations and roses in this colour

beautiful

but was it fair to plaster it

across soccer and rugby shirts 👚

up and down the land

I prefer to see pink in my strawberry ice cream 🍦

but now it’s everywhere…shocking!