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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
divided by social



economic



political



soccer



L I N E S

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!



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Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm:
Wow. I admit, I didn't come to this page with high expectations, because sports are certainly not my area of interest. But you kept this poem exciting to the very end, so I ended up rather liking it, even though I didn't know the context. Nice work!
 
Aderes18 replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm :

Why, Thank you! :)

Did you read the background info?

 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm :
Ah, yes. That certainly helps.
 
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Writomania This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 27, 2011 at 1:27 am:

OH.

MY.

GOD.

Is this the best poem ever OR WHAT?

ps: i'm sorry i wasn't able to comment a bit earlier ; i was out hiking in the himalayas :P haha

 
Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm :

Wow, Thanks. 

That's the best compliment I have ever received on my poetry. 

It's OK. :) 

That's so cool, that's always been a dream, hiking in the Himalayas. 

 
Writomania This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 1:34 am :

yeah well..when you have a million coats burying you under them at -3 degree celcius at 19500 feet about sea level, yoour dream will shatter to pieces.. haha

but yeah, it was a fun experience..

 
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IamtheshyStargirl said...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm:
Quite a lot of anticipation is expressed in this poem. Poems about sports seem to have a very different feel to them. I think I can tell you are an avid soccer fan from this poem :)
 
Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm :
I agree, that sports poems seem to have a different feel to them than other poems. :) 
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm :
LOL Sorry Aderes18, I liked the poem but I could see why you hated the picture.  I actually don't think it looks too bad, adds a bit of SUNSHINE XP just kidding.
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm :

How do you know I hate the picture? 

I actually like the picture, it just isn't right for my poem. 

But I can see how you hate it. :)

 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm :
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.
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm :
No, no. I was just kinda surprised, that's all. :)
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm :

You've got q stalker,  Aderes ;)

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

 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 9, 2011 at 5:54 pm :

I love my stalkers. 

The more the merrier. :)

 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm :
AWWW thanks IamtheshyStargirl, it's so nice ot be loved and called a stalker ;)  I shall stalk you as well. :D
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 11:41 am :

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

Let's all stalk eachother!

 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm :
And your giggling is making smile and laugh as well ;)  We'll be a circle of stalkers YAY!
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 2:02 pm :
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.
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm :
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... (more »)
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm :
Hello, my fellow stalkers, I am here! :)
 
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