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TBL

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We have Tim Berners-Lee
to thank
for this form of poetry

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 oh for sure, he’s not involved
in the passage of play
or the heavy tackle
or sublime pass

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 his foot doesn’t battle
with the physics
of studs and sinews
to produce motion and force

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 his mind doesn’t meld
to produce a paradigm
of passion, punditry
and plundered oppportunities

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 his genius doesn’t grapple
with the girth of the game
from frozen tundra
to the searing Sahara

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 none of the above –
that we know of;
yet with certitude
we cannot attribute …….

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 the conception of canto
the hypothesis of haiku
the dogma of doggerel
nor the nurturing of rhyme ……

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 to this esoteric man

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 we could however, still be stuck in a timewarp
where we have localised lyrics
published in the match programmes
or fanzines

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 we could still have snail mail
sending some satirical stanza
or soporific sonnet
to the Red Top saps

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 but then our audience
though benign
would be somewhat
clandestine

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 no, our thanks
must be attributed
to the framework of communications
that this man pioneered

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 an interweb
a world wide wonder
a network of networks
a tool for fools (and unearthed talents)

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 so much so, that we now
have the capability
to fuse the frisson of football
within the planetary purlieu of poetry

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Notes

the title?
I.T. is very fond of acronym usage.

TBL
Tim Berners-Lee

the acknowledged founder of the Internet / World Wide Web

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/tbl/