Track & Field*

I’m feeling slightly overwrought By serial footage of competitive sport… As if the football season Was not sufficient reason For sitting on the sofa, glued to the screen Wondering what might happen And then, what might’ve been; Not really understanding the draw, Much less, the business of keeping score Until I caught crossed paths with […]

Batman RIP*

Batman and Robin? Wow! What a team!! -With cloaks, masks and tights To conceal the Dream: A lesson in life that crossed generations Courtesy of a TV station That brought this comic-strip pair to light To educate kids on Wrong from Right, Witty adversaries setting the scene With their cravings for power A crime-fighter’s dream. […]

Silencing the Lambs*

We went to watch the football in a local hostelry. The place was full to bursting in the room with the TV, Folks of all proclivities come together as one Including those accompanied by babes, daughters sons… You might think, “Oh, how wonderful!- a family affair!” But is watching soccer in the pub an act […]

Christmas Cardie*

It was lovely- but it didn’t really fit… What else am I supposed to do with it? A garment of such particular style (One that’s been off the scene a while) With crocheted flowers adorning the cuffs And finished with an elegant ruff, The sort of thing I’d never wear Though unquestionably fashioned with loving […]

War Child*

There is a child, name unknown, Left weeping in a war zone, Parted from his family By violence seen only on TV, Watched closely and worried for By political observers keeping score And thousands, millions even, Watching as his land lies bleeding, Knowing not what we should do Or even if the story’s true, Images […]

Saturday Sporting Saga

Television prime time? His choice, never mine. Though I’ve learned to tolerate The very thing I used to hate. Angered at the over-ruling Of Saturday’s terrestrial TV scheduling I’ve silently absorbed the games And even some more-famous names, The strategies, the ways to foul, Tantrums, throwing in the towel. Sign language and lip reading Help […]

Soccer Severance

On the first day of the holiday My true love said to me, “I’m going down the pub to watch the football.” And so it was the day began, Him being such an avid fan Focused on his tribal call With me trying not to look *Appalled*… Though truth be told, he didn’t see, Transfixed […]