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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

10

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/