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POETS DREAM TEAM

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POETS DREAM TEAM

Blake was chosen keeper,
For massive hands had he  
Yeats the lanky sweeper
And Keats at number three  
Whitman wore the five shirt 
With Masefield to his right  
Thus they had a back line 
Of energy and might  

Shakespeare had been brought in 
At quite enormous cost 
To complement the midfield 
Of Byron, Burns and Frost  
Up front two boyhood heroes 
 Whom I revere today  
The tortured Wilfred Owen, 
The brilliant Thomas Gray  

And so it became clear to me  
When first I entered Heaven 
That I would have to go somewhat  
To make the First Eleven.

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  1. Date: 6/4/2010 2:17:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Louis. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 7:18:00 AM

    brilliant and fun. It reminds of a programme on poetry hosted by hugh lawrie, he talked of the strength of our poetry team also. Though not as fun as how you have made it.

  1. Date: 5/21/2010 9:04:00 AM

    Louis, excellent job - Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week, mj

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 12:08:00 PM

    Many congrats on your wonderful featured piece - it's gone straight to my favs. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 5:00:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Louis. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 9:28:00 AM

    Wow, Louis! What an amazing way you have of bringing the British Romantic poets (and some others) onto the field, ready for the kickoff in heaven. Love football and really enjoyed reading this poem about your starting lineup!!! Terrific! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 9:05:00 AM

    nicely written, keep sharing. Welcome to the soup!!

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 8:47:00 AM

    hmm, this is a well penned poem, very creative and thoughtful. i love the flow of words. keep writing = you are great. Love Adeleke

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 5:30:00 AM

    Welcome to PoetrySoup Louis. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors.I hope you will be joining us as a premium member here at the site. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 3:58:00 AM

    Interesting thoughts put to pen. Sara