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WC2014: Day 25 thru 26, rest days

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Day 25

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Hashtag nonsense
Or maybe I’m just bitter
That I’m not
Conversant on twitter!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Hashtag BeautifulGame
They’re all so much fitter
Than me
And all posting on twitter

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Hashtag Where_are_all_the_protests_now?
Especially as the Seleçao glitter
Pressure on the hosts
Mounting daily on twitter

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Hashtag memories
The phlegm inducing spitter
Rudi Voller’s bad habit
T’would splatter all over twitter

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Hashtag extraordinaryexploits
Applied to the Tourettic critter:
Tim Howard’s record number of saves
Acknowledged all over twitter

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Hashtag whatawastedopportunity
So many chances that they fritter
They hold their heads in their hands
Lambasted all over twitter

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Hashtag what_a_******
How could he miss that sitter
Applied to so many
Collectively slated, all over twitter

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Hashtag evenmygranny
That most energetic knitter
Is proving to be cool at the tool
Spinning yarns up on twitter

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Hashtag no_one_need_apply
Glad to know that Roy is no quitter
I don’t see anyone else fit for the job –
Puts me at odds with the thoughts out on twitter

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Hashtag so_mannerly
They leave behind not a trace of grubby litter
The Japanese and Korean fans
Lauded on twitter

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Hashtag thenewsensation
James the big hitter
We all love the new boy wonder
Rodrigues pumped up on twitter

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Hashtag no_chance_now
Brazil’s hopes now all a skitter
As Neymar’s broken back
Is trending on twitter

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Hashtag lovingit
Pity it’s only via television transmitter
But at least the live feed
Is after all, supplemented by twitter!

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Day 26

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 Rest, rest and more rest
When what we want
Is a return to the goalfest

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Wrest us from the nest
For we want action –
A return to watching the world’s best

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 In this period of respite
We’ve stretched our sporting allegiances
Seen Federer usurped
Hamilton lighting up like sodium
Atop the Silverstone podium
And sadly in Harrogate, we witness Cavendish crash
But all we really want
Is to be fed from the World Cup bash!

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Notes

Rest days:
6th & 7th July 2014

Inspired after reading the BBC football gossip column, and all the references seemed to be about tweets and re-tweets ahead of the Quarter Finals.

And also a reaction to being beaten to the post – i.e. Pete Goulding using up every rhyme of ‘France’ in one of his awe-inspiring collection of daily poems.

Kudos, Pete.

Editor’s privilege:

my other great passion is cycling, so I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the absolutely unbelievable crowds attending the first 3 days racing in the Tour de France, where Le Grand Départ saw the peleton wend its way through a delightful Yorkshire.

Day 1 spoiled by Mark Cavendish crashing just before the finish line.
Day 2 an unbelievable days racing, where all the top 20 riders in contention scrapped it out, never seen before so early on.
Day 3 : London’s familiar skyline beamed out across the world.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-25-thru-26-rest-days/