Literature, Nature, Poetry, Think About This

NAPOWRIMO 2017 ~ Day Twenty ~ Cricket By Chance ~

Today, I challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game. Your poem could invoke chess or baseball, hopscotch or canasta, Monopoly or jai alai. The choice is yours!

cricket

Match game chance, be it anywhere on any land
be it with sword or spear,bat or ball, gun or lance,
forces have fought in thicket and on wicket
dauntless and bold, without fear, songs sonorous
have been sung, as arms raised , aimed and swung,
obdurate pride and steadfast hate in arenas Greek

or Green Grounds, what mighty contest up rising
For no reason just or sound, No crime no blast
no war no treason, just another cricket world season,
But This Game is a Combat on war like footing
Padded gloved helmeted , ready for the shooting
thick as Autumnal Leaves and sedge
Police and crowd will watch the match,
All around the fence , from the edge to edge,
how many will hold and breathe their last ,
as wickets fall, or hands miss a catch,
all eyes on Mohali the final battle ground
a place Eternal Justice ordained and bound
No Trojan Horse or Aegean Sea, no ship or gun
velvet green, a white orb, 22 yards of hit and run
to be weak on it is unthinkably miserable no contestant
spared, no mistake forgivable, who will the new possessor
be, Of a Cup, One in a Game , One in Name , Just One!
Some say the Blues –some say the Greens –

The result is anxiously eagerly excitedly awaited
Whatever it may be , millions are awake , hearts
Beating , hands together in prayers,
The Best will soon be seen.
The aim is to protect the wicket and make a high score
A game of skill , strategy entertainment a fight for sure
The rest is up to the Umpires two and the third
Above All it should be honest and fairplay-no ‘Trick It”
Or else it would really be a war –and ‘Not Cricket’

May The best Team Win-

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