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Various Haiku : with respect to Michael Hartnett

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 ~ 1 ~

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 My beloved team
My heroes, my life, my dream –
My empty pockets

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 ~ 2 ~ (Desperate debutante)

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 All around, floodlit eyes
Centre stage beckons my unveiling
I step on the ball

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 ~ 3 ~

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Among empty stands
Crushed hopes and broken promises
Blow like plastic bags

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 ~ 4 ~

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Players stand at ease
Then fans roar ‘attention!’
Hot-shots open fire

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 ~ 5 ~

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 In local chippers
Old results wrap battered fare
Today’s still rankle

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 ~ 6 ~

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 The Twin Towers tumble
Wembley becomes just another ‘burb
Only memories abide

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 ~ 7 ~

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Greed motivates
Pumping up the salaries
Inflates the ego

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 ~ 8 ~

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 Tell the people ‘yes’
And the fans will hang you
Upon your empty words

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Notes

A lunchtime spent in a local bookshop, browsing through a collection of poems
by Irish poet Michael Hartnett, 1941 – 1999.

Recommended reading.

He didn’t write about football,
these are just my own interpretations / re-workings,
of some of his wonderful haiku.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/various-haiku-with-respect-to-michael-hartnett/