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Two opposing warring factions, meet upon the AstroTurf Battlefield, in the sporting arena of Victory or agony’s defeated, Warriors of the pigs skinned javelin, tackle each other at the White lines of collisions honor, marked by the numbered banners Of the fifty yard kick off point, yielding unto the pillars of the Goal post of champions! In the heat of battle these heroes of gladiatorial games, called The NFL, thrill and chill their fans to the inner bones of the True sportsman living within all us, born in this great nation, Known as the U.S.A. In this victorious field of dreams, no illusionary visions exist, For these powerhouse gentlemen, gain each footings sacred Ground by athletic skill and sheer raw brawn! To the meek goes the booing of the fumble, to the strong The million dollar playoff championship, cheered on by their Ever loyal crowds of adoring fans, whom are enthroned by This sport of endurance and strength of will! In this modern coliseum of champions, no touch down goes Without a standing ovation, or Styrofoam’s thumps up signal Of approval, in these concrete surroundings this is truly a time Honored sport of traditions, to be remembered in the Historical records of the future as a classical game, To challenge the strongest of athletes! Golden are the rings given as victory’s insignias, But in the hearts of the players and their loyal fans, The price of the championship game is worth the cost Of every single ounce of sweat and exaggeration, shown On this epic field of battle! As the crowds roar, with excitements thrilling kick offs Point of the triumphant, field goal point scoring, their Human wave of appreciation, is set at the release level Of thousands! In the homes of America the volume levels of the cheering Is off the ratio scales charts, as chairs go flying backwards, And Bowls of snacks explode everywhere, for the winning Play has just been committed, and the championship team Takes the final center field of the victorious! Hurray for the great sport known as football, The American sport of champions has again earned Another season of splendor in the turf war of victories, Behold our favorite pastime, may this pigskin colors never fade, As our flag shall forever wave, for this is truly the great American sport of athletic skill personified! BY: CHERYL ANNA DUNN

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 6/3/2016 10:57:00 PM
This is my favorite sport. I'm going to miss giving you football updates. Cheryl... my dearest friend... you penned the thriller of football perfectly...Luv...Linda
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Date: 9/24/2015 8:09:00 PM
I was about to comment on how much I enjoyed your insightful write, but I noticed the Redskins are playing the Giants so I have to go ... CayCay (I did like it very much and could not help but think of my dear Father)
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Date: 9/24/2015 12:44:00 PM
Good work about the sport of football..A topic favored by many..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Date: 9/24/2015 11:44:00 AM
Cheryl, my dad loved football , he always had some game on, enjoyed your write very much, well done 7, and thanks for visiting my poem, like creeping tendrils, the need to be first can be a good thing and a bad thing in life ...
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Date: 9/24/2015 5:37:00 AM
Dear Cherl, the commentators bellow have said it all, so it is left to me, as a Greek, to say that this is the "Iliad of Football!" A7!
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Date: 9/23/2015 9:14:00 PM
Packed with perfect imagery, the reader is a witness to an unfolding action. The beat, the roaring crowd, the triumphant joy... palpable in your write. USA's passion for the sport is very apparent here. 7 hugs, cheri!
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Date: 9/23/2015 10:48:00 AM
Cheri great metaphors. I didn't know you were a fan. This is surprising and wonderful. I love this poem. So much movement and excitement for the game. This one is a 7.
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Date: 9/23/2015 1:52:00 AM
Cherl, love your use of metaphors!! this again a tremendous write the is excellent in imagery and packed with action..You actually place me in the middle of the game.. =`)~Olive ELoisa
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