Ode to El Classico

April 26, 2011
By Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond


Anticipation starts two months before kick-off
Soccer fans are a-buzz
because a beautiful, wonder game
between two storied rivals is about to come into play

Barcelona and Real Madrid
the two soccer strongholds of Spain
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Barcelona, the Catalan giants
the ones in maroon
historically lower-class underdogs
but always rises to the challenge
lead by the one and only Lionel Messi

Real Madrid
draped in white
rich, snobby
and historically having the upper-hand
their captain’s Iker Casillas
and nobody would have it any other way

The anticipation has risen to its climax
the predictions have been made
trash has been talked
the fans are ready
in their supportive clothing and flags

The whistle blows!

And a hush went over the crowd
as the game gets under-way

As the game gets into-play
the stress mounted on worried fans
tempers rise

Barcelona does its legendary passing
Real Madrid does wonderful defending
Both teams have wonderful opportunities

But still no goal at the 90 minute mark
the game goes into over-time

Just as everyone predicted penalties
Real Madrid’s wonderboy,
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a magnificent goal

A goal that makes every penny
of his 132 million dollar sum worthwhile

Just as soon as the game begins
it ends

Until next time, El Classico
until next time!


The author's comments:
Here some background information for people who don't know soccer:

Real Madrid and Barcelona are the two best teams in Spain. They also have this amazing , epic storied rivalry. This game is actually the anticipated game of the year for anyone who likes soccer. And this year, they play five times! (They usually only play twice) So inspired by last El Classico(which was last week and another's coming tomorrow!), I wrote this poem. Enjoy! :)

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Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 5:28 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

And Part two is coming on Wednesday! I"M SO SIKED!! 

:) :) :)


Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 5:27 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Hey guys, 

I know you don't watch sports but there was another El Classico today and it was SO AWESOME! :) 


on Aug. 13 2011 at 12:45 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

And savetheplanet graciously offers him a spot in the icosahedron which cheers him up considerably. :D

on Aug. 11 2011 at 2:06 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

So (says the Silent Raven in a gruff voice from where he stands in the shadows, still very much embarassed that savetheplanet found him hiding in the bushes), 'the fellow stalkers icosahedron' it is! Cheers!

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 11 2011 at 1:01 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Ok, cool! :) 

on Aug. 11 2011 at 12:17 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Sounds awesomely hipster! I'm on board with it; from henceforth, you may refer to us as 'the fellow stalkers icosahedron'!

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 10 2011 at 9:59 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I totally care with that, we're all connected! :)

on Aug. 10 2011 at 8:36 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

You know what?  Circles and squares are just too plain.  How about an icosahedron? :D

on Aug. 10 2011 at 4:41 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Or square, as the case may be :]

on Aug. 10 2011 at 3:35 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Welcome to the circle! :)

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 10 2011 at 2:45 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Hello, my fellow stalkers, I am here! :)

on Aug. 10 2011 at 2:21 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

And savetheplanet hears the rustle of leaves in the bushes behind and winks at the circle of stalkers.  They laugh loudly for a distraction as she quietly slips away to stalk and sneak up behind the person who looks suspiciously like Sherlock Holmes to offer him his dropped pipe.  He jumps up startled and demands to know what I'm doing behind him, I smile sweetly and say, "You dropped your pipe, sir.  And I'm still waiting for that nickname."  Then I walk back to my circle of stalkers laughing all the way.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 2:02 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

The Silent Raven, all the while, is watching the circle of stalkers giggle and smile and laugh as he hides in the bushes nearby, where he wears a suspicious pair of shades, a trench coat, and a dark bowler hat.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 1:49 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

And your giggling is making smile and laugh as well ;)  We'll be a circle of stalkers YAY!

on Aug. 10 2011 at 11:41 am
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I am giggling quite profusely :D Just thought you ought to know :) 

Let's all stalk eachother!


on Aug. 9 2011 at 10:20 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

AWWW thanks IamtheshyStargirl, it's so nice ot be loved and called a stalker ;)  I shall stalk you as well. :D

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 9 2011 at 5:54 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I love my stalkers. 

The more the merrier. :)


on Aug. 9 2011 at 5:36 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

You've got q stalker,  Aderes ;)

Haha, I'm just kidding :) savetheplanet, you sound awesome, I'll have to check out your work sometime :)


Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2011 at 9:36 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

No, no. I was just kinda surprised, that's all. :)

on Aug. 8 2011 at 9:35 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

No actually I checked out the poem because I was reading your comment on one of Thesilentraven's poems where you said you didn't like the picture and I thought it was funny.  Sorry if I offended you.




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