Shark attack Haiku

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Poetry in the soul

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Football in the belly

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Soccer’s swimming with sharks


Inspired by last night’s tv documentary on sharks, wonderfully narrated by DJ and football fan, John Peel.
In the program, we learn of the many strange items found in shark’s stomachs, including a football.
On a deeper level, this haiku is about those of us who love the game, who eat, drink, sleep football, versus those that just want whatever they can take, take, take from the game.

Also from tv last night, Chelsea beating West Ham in a 4th round replay in the FA cup at Upton Park, winning 3-2, with a last minute goal from bad boy John Terry. As is the wont of some commentators, we are given the superfluous information in the goal celebrations, that John was born in Barking.

The winning goal Haiku

John Terry
Barking mad(e)
Hammers home his header

I wonder, was he a hammerhead shark in a previous life?!?

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/shark-attack-haiku/