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Eagles Fly, Bears Growl

Failure is with us every day telling us to go for it on fourth and one; more and more that’s done; we listen to failure smiling cynically as he whispers temptations in our ears. You’d recognize the guy, You’ve seen him lingering near, first cousin to Mayhem on TV, there’s a strong family resemblance. But forewarnings don’t enhance self-protective good sense for the lot of us hooked on football games as we urge our favorites on to one more squeeky win as the clock runs down to zero zed. It’s just the same with soccer fans. C’mon man! What more do you need to recognize Failure’s hold? You saw the game: that field goal that hit the pole and then bounced off the crossbar inches short of a score was Failure giving us, all of us, the finger. So now you’re an Eagle fan? Take heed, man, Failure will linger. Can downed Eagles hibernate? Bears can!

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Date: 1/13/2019 2:41:00 PM
William, I know nothing about football, but I can tell that you do. The writing of the poem is really good, and moves along quickly. I want to give you a warm welcome to Poetry Soup.
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