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Saw a program on lost ancient South American cities.

I suppose it passed the time away
not very sporting but
you'd play to win all right.

The rules were a bit harsh, bet the referee got a lot of stick.
The ancient Maya had a game
They called Tut to Tut
A game like soccer
but the ball but the ball
would be passed by the thigh
and not the foot.

They played with a latex rubber ball
that some claim contained a human skull
But what ever you think about the game
it was never dull.

Two teams would play before a temple
On a strip of green
the object of the game
to pass the ball through a hoop made of stone
the Winners were victorious
but for the losers
it wasn't so nice
because they'd chop their heads of
and make them a sacrifice.


Glad I wasn't a coach
beats soccer any day.

''Any one for a game of Tut to Tut''?


Don't all shout at once.



Peter Dome.copyright.2013.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 2/4/2013 11:28:00 PM
haha. what a neat way to write of this ancient sport. Yep those Mayans were quite the sacrificing players!!! Love your humor.
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Peter Dome
Date: 2/5/2013 2:37:00 AM
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. Maybe they should bring it back?, not sure about health and safety. Perhaps it could be two teams, The normal people in the street, against politicians. Tax man against freudsters. ect. Take care. really appreciate. that. Take good care. Warm best wishes. Pete.
Date: 2/4/2013 10:45:00 PM
Peter, ha, a good poem, with an awesome ending. this kind of reminds me of a cartoon called El Derado... during the toon.. They play a game for the Gods.. and the hoop is made of stone... LOL..okay, the imagery is so so great here.. xox~ PD
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Peter Dome
Date: 2/5/2013 2:41:00 AM
Hi PD. So good to hear from you. Yes probably the same game. I don't think I'd sign up myself. I'm too attached to my head. Thank you. Have a great week. Warm best wishes. Pete.
Date: 2/4/2013 2:11:00 PM
I'm glad I was not the coach too. - By the way my dog named "Maya", but she is not ancient .....she do not play "Tut to Tut". - - Thanks for the nice visit on my last poem. - Have a nice afternoon. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Sunshine Smile
Date: 2/5/2013 1:51:00 PM
Maya is a husky ...... she switches coat now ...... we have hair everywhere! - + She have terms ..... red dots everywhere ...... - I wash and wash ....... lol.
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Peter Dome
Date: 2/5/2013 2:44:00 AM
Hi Anne Lise. How are you today. Thank you so much. I love dogs too, I have two cockers, Liddy and Moog. Maya is a lovely name, what kind?. Take care. loved your poem. Take good care. Warm best wishes. Pete.