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Ode to El Classico

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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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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 :)
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 3:35 pm :
Welcome to the circle! :)
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm :
Or square, as the case may be :]
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm :
You know what?  Circles and squares are just too plain.  How about an icosahedron? :D
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm :
I totally care with that, we're all connected! :)
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm :
Sounds awesomely hipster! I'm on board with it; from henceforth, you may refer to us as 'the fellow stalkers icosahedron'!
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm :
Ok, cool! :) 
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm :
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!
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm :
And savetheplanet graciously offers him a spot in the icosahedron which cheers him up considerably. :D
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm :

Hey guys, 

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

 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm :

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

:) :) :)

 
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