Todd R. Nelson


Goalie - Poem by Todd R. Nelson

The lightening limbs of goalie Knight
Thrust left. strike right; they block the sight
Of these inferior, tepid players
Whose slapshots speed but have no bite.

He wears a mask of white, blank leering,
Callous to even home fan cheering.
Visiting skaters do their best
But cannot pierce this phantom sneering.

Periods ebb, the referees whistle;
The penalty box fills, coaches bristle.
The goalie crouches in his lair;
He guards the score with rank dismissal

As buzzers sound, players dissemble;
The Gorgon goalie makes big men tremble.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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