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At The Emirate

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At The Emirate

Excited voices like smoke choke the nest-like stardom
 As waves of hands in unison swim med through the summer sky
Blue and Red flags stood opposite with hostile winks
Forever green was the Emirate ready to swallow all assaults 
Songs of still-born victory banged the doors of ears
The Whistle wailed with a sharp cut on the buzzing sky 
The clatter of boots began in apocalyptic fashion
Didie Drogba,the nemesis of arsenal's sensational soccer romance
Struck his wand-a good symptom of Jericho’s collapse
But formidable was the wall with brick of nice goal keeping
 As jeers from the Blue fans pinch the left ventricle of Red's hearts
Alex Song made lane through the barricaded defense
And Czech was left to embrace the Einstein's bomb
 "Goal...." roared from all flanks
For seconds, sweet celebration held eyes hostage
 And half time whistled to give breath to fainting souls



Second half breathed with characters of champions posing on both sides
Rushes for goal proved by littered off side caught
Excitement mingled suspense as pressure kicked in perfect perfection
Time diminished as imbalance score line enforce strikers and defenders to battle
Fabregas dribbled, thanks to gift of God 
Theo Walcott raced and struck in Achilles style 
Another “goal” flamed ecstasy in the heart of winning fans
Two zero up gunners as blues rattle humiliation
Fabregas wrapped it three and the battle loosed taste
Red rumble in joy though it's not a victory until ninety minutes
Ivanovic pulled one back though no celebration dared to follow
As Arsenal fans rot in magical delight
Final whistle wounded through the enchanted sky 


 By: Joseph Osita
For Debbie’s Play ball contest

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  1. Date: 8/4/2011 12:44:00 PM
    Joseph, a worthy presentation...great to see your poem in the top ten list, Congratulations on your worthy presentation. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 11:45:00 AM
    joseph, this is swell....CHEERS to you for the great win..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 8:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Debbie's "Play Ball" contest Joseph. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 11:09:00 PM
    Congratulations on your exciting poem and win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 10:12:00 PM
    Congrats Joseph on a stupendous win in Play Ball with this dynamo poetry luv..super one...

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 9:22:00 PM
    Lovely take on the theme with a uniqe angle, Joseph

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 3:04:00 PM
    what a rousing game, joseph.. i feel like cheering!.. well-done stuff with winning wishes..:) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 1:30:00 PM
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Joseph. I have enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 11:48:00 AM
    nice poem dude...you have the word but should try to economize you word-use