6 Minute Football

6 Minute Football †  
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The night was a bucket of blackness splashed on a canvas of stars, †  
homebound in my green Chevy pickup on a backroad emptied of cars. †  
I could see a house light in the distance, thru trees, like a flickering flame. †  
I gunned the engine, raced up the road for tonightís great football game. †  
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Upon stopping, I looked in my mirror and saw some reflections of light. †  
It was only my buddies bringing the beer, pretzels & chips for the night. †  
We watched the game, talked and ate, laughing in our work-day duds. †  
With keg on a table, chips in the dip, we sucked down masses of suds. †  
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The game was intense and rugged on a field of green, you see. †  
I wished and wanted to play there when something tugged me three. †  
Billís eyes went wild! Frank threw up chips! Sam spewed beer suds on me! †  
I began dissolving, melting, merging into the gameís TV. †  
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Before I knew it with ball in hand, I was running for the touchdown goal. †  
Monstrous brutes, frothing at the mouth, ran behind to stop me cold. †  
They were gaining, almost upon me. Thatís when my fear kicked in. †  
I could hear my best buddies yelling and shouting for me to win. †  
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I was lifted in the air and slammed to the ground †  
with a crunch and a crash not kind, †  
with wind knocked out and waves of hurt †  
from the weight of the brutes on my spine. †  
But the cheers rang out with a victory roar †  
and I opened my eyes to find †  
6 minutes of Pro Football Iíll cherish, †  
Ďcause the ball was over the line. †  
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Written by Namyh
Published | Edited 4th Mar 2024
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