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ARTE MAYOR: Neither Cricket nor Football

ARTE MAYOR*: Neither Cricket nor Football Is this the way to prop A-first Sock not oval ball overhead Slam not round ball with drumstick dead Cut not corporate tax: the worst Hundred millions sweat till tv burst Swamp Super Bowl cheer-leaders' tights The day England scorned Wales' rights* Would arméd football rugby durst Catch not ball in leather-gloved hand Watch how slip-fields pluck balls from air Out-fields brave boundaries debonair That's what cricket's in any land Trumped-up charges make no A-men grand Nor soft base balls stop eyes grow sore A-1 Nation must make World soar Hail Rugby! King Twickenham brand! Throw missile back You Quarter-Back Take no step beyond the Red line Referee draws to keep the front-line Push no further than ball in pack The Golden Rule's not to kick back Unless you're in scrum cheek to jowl And lick the foe if he must growl Block those horns in grid-lock Am-track! Curve ball's By Gad no in-swinger Reach first base sans one lone strike Home runs no match sixes through dike Stop runs coming through huge bouncer Best way to take the World over Scrap apéd games from lean memory Learn to play ball gentlemanly You'll need no Vinson carrier! *Arte Mayor (Sp. Major Art) stanzaic form, the art of Archiprest de Hita (12th-13th c.): eight syllabic lines in eight-line stanzas, rhyming abba acca. *England beat Wales in epic match at Cardiff to win Six-Nations' Rugby 2017 Trophy; the same day the Super Bowl was watched by 125 millions on TV. If the same audience could have seen the match at Cardiff, I'd wager that would have been the very last Super Bowl event in history. © T. Wignesan - Paris, 2017

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Date: 4/27/2017 3:38:00 PM
"You'll need no Vinson carrier!" Hey! ; ) Interesting write, T. : ) I like watching Rugby, but that Super Bowl was a very memorable game, too, almost unbelievable.
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Doug Vinson
Date: 4/29/2017 11:09:00 AM
On the tanks, we have gotten as far as "Robot Wars" on TV. For many of us, I think we favor sports that we've grown up with.
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T Wignesan
Date: 4/28/2017 9:51:00 AM
Hi, Carrier Vinson! We all love our children, even if they are handicapped; especially if they are handicapped! Instead of men, why don't they simply put tanks in their place and fire live cannon shots. Many thanks for dropping by. Wignesan