|

WC2018 Day 1 – Mish Mash Mix

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 52 years of hurt – perpetuated

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Route 66:
Ramsey
ramrods
Irons roster –
resulting in rousing renditions
of raucous revelry

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Russia 2018:
Southgate
sojourns
with squad of softies;
sceptics surmising
serial non-success

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 ~ # ~

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Rainbow?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 some of us face exclusion
by dint of geography
from the forthcoming football fest

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 for some it’s too far to travel
for others, the hosts have too far to travel
towards inclusivity

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 where innocuously holding hands
could be a ticket
to a match in jail

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 ~ # ~

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Before the World Cup Starts:

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Fans will reach fever pitch
Here’s the calm before the storm
Just 48 hours now
‘Til daily matches are the norm

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 And because the preceding tv schedules
Are so very, very light
I’m catching up on recordings
To take me through the night

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 I scroll through my backlog
Simon Reeve gets first knocking
His world-wide sojourns
Usually somewhere shocking

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 As is the case for this series
Where he heads to Caribbean shores
All interesting enough –
But we see no footy scores

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Tho’ we do see, as he patrols with militia
A football rolling down the road
Under the wheels of an armoured vehicle
Half expecting it to explode

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 For this is lawless city
The most dangerous place on earth
One full of balaclavas
And Hondurans devoid of mirth

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 I wonder will they support
Any of their near neighbours
Costa Rica or Panama –
As they go through World Cup labours?

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 Or will they save allegiance
Just like Simon’s driver:
Chelsea – from a land far removed
From a Caribbean deep sea diver

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 The show introduces a cardiac cuff –
A lie-detector measuring heart rate spikes
Just imagine the fun if we’re involved on July 15th –
Out sick, but generating 100m likes!

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 Note:
San Pedro Sula – “deadliest city on the planet”

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 ~ # ~

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 At the end of the World Cup:

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 Arms aloft
Trophy held high
Faces beam
Gaze up to the sky

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 Stars will be lauded
Stories will be told
Laurels bedeck
The heads of the bold

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 Value will soar
Agents will chase
Punters will crave
This new-found ace

2

Notes

Bit of a mish mash here!

But trying to stick to the site rule: one poem per day during the World Cup please!

e.g. if you have many haikus, bundle them together.

or

e.g. if you want a poem per match (and some days there are 4 matches), then also bundle them together.

you can devise you own separator!

I use ~ # ~

(haiku edited into a separate entry – both entries still quite long!)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2018-day-1/