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Sonnet Nr.02 — Cricket-Football-Rugby

The batsman hit the ball as hard as hell    
it flew beyond the line, a certain ‘six’    
the umpire signalled both hands up to tell    
as crowds applauded calmly pleased to bits    
   
The centre-forward dribbled past the backs    
and thwacked the ball, off-side, in back of net    
the referee was blind or rather lax    
or maybe bent the rules to win a bet    
   
The fly-half took the ball and ran the pitch    
a sprint of fifty yards, touched down to cheers    
the try converted straight without a hitch    
and local pubs got stocked with many beers    
   
Who wins … who cares … it’s how you play the game    
but money tempts with fortune, greed and fame.
Written by Josh (Joshua Bond)
Published | Edited 27th Mar 2024
Author's Note
Comp entry for "Sonnets Aplenty!", hosted by MidnightSonneteer.

Sonnet Nr.01 can be found here:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/350621-man-of-the-people/
Sonnet Nr.03 can be found here:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/496486-tragedy-in-gaza/

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