Everton vs Leicester City
#1
Watching this fixture
play out, a foggy night in a Mersey-side stadium,
outside its domain
angry explosions began
to drown out the play in my ears.

The announcer was careful to explain my fears
“It’s Guy Fawkes Day” the announcer relayed.
“We’re not celebrating the plot,
but the spoiling of the plot,” he assured.

Poor Guy,
“The gentler tortures to be used unto him
et sic per gradus ad ima tenditur.”

Clever Guy
sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered
he cheated the executioner
by making a leap and breaking his neck
in the hanging.

So the match continued,
Leicester in black, Everton in blue,
I thought of Guy’s time on the rack,
while a beautiful game played on
amid the explosions he so fervently imagined.

Everton 0 - 2 Leicester
Guy Fawkes & 5 November.
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#2
(11-07-2022, 11:36 PM)TranquillityBase Wrote:  Watching this fixture
play out, a foggy night in a Mersey-side stadium,
outside its domain
angry explosions began
to drown out the play in my ears.

The announcer was careful to explain my fears
“It’s Guy Fawkes Day” the announcer relayed.
“We’re not celebrating the plot,
but the spoiling of the plot,” he assured.

Poor Guy,
“The gentler tortures to be used unto him
et sic per gradus ad ima tenditur.”

Clever Guy
sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered
he cheated the executioner
by making a leap and breaking his neck
in the hanging.

So the match continued,
Leicester in black, Everton in blue,
I thought of Guy’s time on the rack,
while a beautiful game played on
amid the explosions he so fervently imagined.

Everton 0 - 2 Leicester
Guy Fawkes & 5 November.
Hey TqB,
I really like this, your mixing the history with the soccer game.  "V is for Vendetta" is one of my favorite movies, which is how I know about the history.  I know, typical American.  I think the last two lines really work but, to be honest, not sure why.  
Cheers,
bryn
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#3
(11-08-2022, 12:16 PM)brynmawr1 Wrote:  Hey TqB,
I really like this, your mixing the history with the soccer game.  "V is for Vendetta" is one of my favorite movies, which is how I know about the history.  I know, typical American.  I think the last two lines really work but, to be honest, not sure why.  
Cheers,
bryn

Thanks for the read!  I only knew the history because I looked it up after the game, and that inspired the poem.  Prior to that, the most I knew was John Lennoon's reference in his song "Remember".  It was quite eerie though, watching the game played in fog while it seemed a war was going on just outside the stadium.
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#4
Leicester trying to avoid relegation. Seems like someone else is gearing up for the World Cup.  Hopefully the fireworks stay on the field...

Really like the contrast in this piece, Tim.  Especially this part:

Leicester in black, Everton in blue,  black and blue, subtle, yet fits perfectly
I thought of Guy’s time on the rack,
while a beautiful game played on
amid the explosions he so fervently imagined.
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#5
(11-09-2022, 07:44 PM)Mark A Becker Wrote:  Leicester trying to avoid relegation. Seems like someone else is gearing up for the World Cup.  Hopefully the fireworks stay on the field...

Really like the contrast in this piece, Tim.  Especially this part:

Leicester in black, Everton in blue,  black and blue, subtle, yet fits perfectly
I thought of Guy’s time on the rack,
while a beautiful game played on
amid the explosions he so fervently imagined.

Hey Mark,

Thanks for the read.  And yes, I'm looking forward to the World Cup.  It will be my first experience of it.

Tim
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