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Strawberries and dream / different strokes

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Thwack!
Cold, hard steel smites tightly wound rubber banded core – Fore!
The least times the better

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Thwack! (grunt!)
Steely-eyed metronome smites steel-edged hi-tensile cat-gut against
Rubber-encased pressurised air, over a taut net
The least times the better

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Thwack! (grunt!) ouch!
A steel-edged hoe smites rock solid ground
To little or no horticultural effect
The least times the better

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We’re now in that hazy, lazy void of a calendar
Even post AfCON, Copa America, WWC
Oh how I long for the surety
Where each thwack, could be boot to ball, or
Well-timed clash of well-honed bodies colliding, fairly
Where each strike of the ball is aimed, to settle squarely
IN the net
The more times the better

5

Notes

It’s that horrible time of year again – no footy!

postscript:
But a hearty congratulations to the Open 2019 champion (21/07/2019), Shane Lowery, a very popular winner, with a winning smile.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/strawberries-and-dream-different-strokes/