“How are poets able to unzip

what they see around them,

calling forth a truer essence

from behind a common fact?

Why, reading a verse about

a pear, do you see past the fruit

in so transcendent a way?” 


~  Elizabeth Berg






Not soccer

Games people play

All American hometown pride





the championship game

an annual rite of passage

and the winner is






Listen to the hype
analyse the body type
prognosticators talking heads
like they know what is ahead

League champions ready to clash
up and down the field in a flash
superstars who want to shine
the winner sitting on cloud nine

A game designed strictly to entertain
no fret, no strain, no taxing the brain
the alternative to watching the news
the game, to bad, someone has to lose.

ME and the Boss







About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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