Football Players

On the sideline, I sip warm cocoa.
On field, giants grapple.

Sweat and curses fly.
Shoulder pads crunch.
Whistles blow.
The players lumber toward benches,
spitting mouth guards and blood.

Halftime.
My turn.

Likewise an athlete,
I heft my tuba and sprint on field.


dVerse Quadrille #74: sip

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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35 Responses to Football Players

  1. Grace says:

    Play and have fun! This is better than getting tackled in the field. I sip along with you on that warm cocoa.

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  2. L. Stevens says:

    Sounds like it still takes cardio to keep up!

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  3. qbit says:

    Love the tuba sprint!

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  4. rothpoetry says:

    I love the twist in this poem….players to players both doing their job… One sipping chocolate the other sipping bloody lips! Well done!

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  5. jazzytower says:

    What a great scene. I can see and hear it. Nicely done.

    Pat

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  6. msjadeli says:

    Great conjuring, as jazzy said above.

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  7. Nicely done. American football is a total mystery to me, but cocoa and music I understand.

    Every time I see your blog name I want to shout “Extravaganza!”. Sorry.

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  8. sanaarizvi says:

    This is amazing! ❤️ I could really picture it!

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  9. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good point – those musicians at half-time are also athletes.

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  10. Ah, football from a musician’s point of view. I love it!

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  11. robtkistner says:

    Wonderful words Maggie, from a member of the most essential bandI 🙂

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  12. I love this… and a tuba sounds like something you need a lot of strength to play…

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  13. Mish says:

    You painted the scene so well in 44 words, that I felt I was there!

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  14. Lona Gynt says:

    I played trombone, watch out for sipping that chocolate right before playing, a tuba is a fertile field 😉

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