See how they run on the running track
How they move swift as lightning
Some faster than others but all quicker
Than you or me or him over there
Those toned up bodies giving their all
Not necessarily young or sexy
Just in shape and ready to go
Five ten fifteen times round
This 800 metre track till done
Come back and do it again
Every single day is race...
Sunday 10th January 2021 9:52 pm
I’ve seen it happen anywhere
Rochdale on a pouring down Sunday afternoon
Melbourne on a baking hot Saturday
Featherstone on a cold midwinter Friday night
Sydney on a misty winter Wednesday
At the eruption of a scrumdown wrestle
The stiff arm of a bewitched fullback
As a dancing standoff sidesteps his frame
A punch that comes from the seco...
Saturday 20th June 2020 12:56 pm
There used to be a game called soccer
At the touchline kids could stand
A haze of heroes 'mid a floodlight glare
Made it the best sport in the land
Then moneymen and bookies took over
The spectacle got stained by money
For off-shore agents and asset-strippers
It became the land of milk and honey
Players lost touch with the public
Fans turned into mere units of ...
Thursday 30th April 2020 11:21 am
Some thoughts on body shaming of Olympic athletes - the most ridiculous nonsense I have heard!
Thursday 11th August 2016 9:55 am
We've heard sectarian and racist hate
seen a governing body in a sad old state
fans forced to flee flying fists in fear
but football's problem is not just beer.
We've Neo-Nazis, ultras and yobs
most whom must hold decent jobs.
Some come just for the fight I hear
so football's problem can't be just beer.
We over-pay schoolboy prima-donnas
to create cheap imitation Maradonas
for a si...
Wednesday 15th June 2016 12:36 pm
Against a backdrop of broiling grey
The dancing colours flap & wave away
To all who can see and for all left to be
A warning about the worsening sea
A relentless outburst of desperate cries
Fighting the force of the cloudy sighs
And the seas whip up a daring wager
To all who seek the thrill of danger
Teasing and testing the brave and bold
Icy waves, so strong and co...
Thursday 7th November 2013 5:43 pm
Get set go
On your marks …..
Get ready …..
Back to bed
The world can just speed off
Watch from the duvet the
Full speed ahead
Wiz round another
No noise, sense or touch
Keep the windows...
Saturday 17th August 2013 8:13 pm
at a Women’s Seniors Tennis Match
Sitting in this chair I see you,
Tension stretching every nerve.
My life’s tea would be much sweeter
With you there, “Miss Mills to serve.”
I remember other summers.
Football king meets tennis queen:
At first sight I lost my heart
To you, Miss Mills, at just “Fifteen, love.”
Friday 5th July 2013 9:06 pm
Thanks to Patricia & Stefan for getting me thinking about this topic again.......
this lion was sat there
being a lion
when a man
who beat his wife and kids
through the head
and used his fur
for a rug
this alligator was sat there
being an alligator
when a man
who raped a child
thrust a spear
Monday 10th June 2013 11:44 am
(Ayrton Senna was killed on the 1st May 1994 at the Italian race circuit of Imola. In F1 racing circles the day is known as Black Sunday.)
Hard and fast and foot to the floor
Yellow Helmet, blue car
Flat to the corner and turn the wheel
Down the gears
Off the brakes
Clip the apex
Hold the road
Sunday 13th January 2013 12:56 pm
Black stars in the dark that shone so bright,
Pan continental sparks were reignited,
In a flood-lit calabash, man what a sight!
Eleven Ghanaians became Africa United.
For the global Diaspora of Africans whose numbers stretched to billions,
A short but welcome distraction from conflict and debt,
From the highest to the lowest, military to civilians,
Monday 10th January 2011 10:18 am
Some people say:
if you have strength
you don’t need brain,
but I would like to say:
it doesn’t come with tennis.
If you take a racket and go to court,
You better use your brain
but not the mass
which is called ass.
I would like to confess:
playing tennis is like playing chess,
you certainly need strength
but using your smartnes...
Tuesday 6th July 2010 3:09 pm