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Football Haiku

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 England’s football dream
World cup sunny optimism
– German penalties

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Rain and sodden grass
Slippery footballer’s studs
– Referee’s Red Card

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 An empty net
A ball rolls in
Sound of cheers

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 F.A. Cup third round
Goliath’s sporting valley
David’s mortal shot

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A white ball takes flight
The deep breath of chilly air
A goalkeeper’s call

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Lengthy wet pavements
Scurry to the stadium –
The sound of thunder

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Sunday at the pub
Football television screen
Spilt beer on the floor

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Coventry City
Last sixty seconds to play –
Sky blue heads in hands

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Half time drink and pie
Footie fans chitter chatter
Natter and – Missed goal

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Once in the box
every one of them is equal –
Subbuteo players

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Football merchandise
Socks, scarf, shirt, hat, bag and badge –
An empty wallet

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Notes

3 & 10 a little nod to Master Basho and Issa in there!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/football-haiku-18/