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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

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/