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Losers in Vancouver

Canada, land of good 
manners, polite people
until we lose the Cup
and angry crowds of testosterone
go wild 
burn cars and porta-potties
hurl bottles, bricks, 
street signs and threats 
at lines of riot masks
and batons ready 
for adrenaline 
almost as high 
as that elusive win

Copyright © Soulfire | Year Posted 2011


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  1. Date: 5/13/2016 11:45:00 AM

    You captured the absurdity of the moment.
  1. Date: 2/13/2016 10:09:00 PM

    soulfire, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 1/3/2012 10:57:00 PM

    great atmosphere and imagery in this write, well done, Brenda : )
  1. Date: 12/20/2011 8:34:00 AM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours Soulfire. Love and blessings, Carol
  1. Date: 9/7/2011 8:34:00 PM

    Wow....well written. That was a grim summary of an event that embarrassed us as canadians :(
  1. Date: 9/7/2011 8:34:00 PM

    Good thing we didn't lose the Gold metal in the olympics....they woulda killed crosby and attacked parlament :P
  1. Date: 8/17/2011 11:31:00 PM

    Thank you
  1. Date: 7/9/2011 6:49:00 PM

    where have you been I miss you ;) Light & Love
  1. Date: 6/24/2011 7:22:00 AM

    After the Olympics, I was so proud to be a Canadian and was shocked by this recent shameful display over losing a hockey game. Wonderful writing, Jen. Love, Elaine
  1. Date: 6/22/2011 8:08:00 PM

    sports makes even good-mannered people go plays a vital in it..the same media can make them more level-headed..but who tries..luv
  1. Date: 6/17/2011 9:26:00 PM

    I a fellow Canadian, I hung my head in shame. People were STABBED.. my jaw hung to the floor. Stabbed? Over a sport? C'mon people!!!! Canada Day is just around the corner...and??? Anyhoo, I'm left baffled, too. Good write this. Just sucks you had this subject to write about at all...Hi from Cyndi From Ontario, Born in Montreal...Home of the Habs...
  1. Date: 6/16/2011 4:54:00 AM

    this was nicely penned. cory
  1. Date: 6/15/2011 11:46:00 PM

    smashin', soulfire.. did you lose?? love the poetic mood! :) hugggs, nette