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The Apprentice Poet

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 That’s me!
Even after many years
of trying
(throw in a rhyme)
and crying

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 TV – in the corner
remote control
2 many choices
2 many voices
so compromise –
we flick
back and forth

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I want
the heart
the soul
the history
the mystery
of poetry

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 They want
the instant gratification
of winner
and loser
espoused
by Sir Alan Sugar
in The Apprentice

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I want
the forward Motion
that is Andrew
and the perverse notion
that rhythm and metre
doesn’t just peeter
away
because it’s football

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I want
to see how
the odes, the sonnets the haiku
can uplift

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Not the backstabbing
of the Sugar substitutes
with saccharin swords

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 I want
to hear
Football poets / poetry
accredited

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 But Griff Rhys Jones
is like Chris Iwelumo …
the goal is gaping
yawning like a chasm
and the miss
is remembered still

Based on last night’s tv.

I didn’t watch the last ever UEFA Cup Final. (Shaktar Donetsk beat Werder Bremen).

I wanted to watch ‘Why Poetry Matters’ presented by Griff Rhys Jones
What I saw of it, I really enjoyed.
Unfortunately, my family wanted to watch ‘The Apprentice’.

And no, we don’t have a video, DVD or Sky+

Also, the miss of the season?
I haven’t seen it myself, but the Scots do seem to be upset to this very day with Chris Iwelumo.

Interesting to see that Andy Burnham, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport was featured in the program.

The Slam element of the program last night, looked great – never been to one.

Soccer Slam – bring it on!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-apprentice-poet/