Francie Lynch


The Stopwatch - Poem by Francie Lynch

Our foes,
Some of whom we can surely name,
Pray to the same God.
A rose is a rose is a rose.
The rain and sun
Cover the same game site;
There's no referee calling foul,
Illegal procedure or out of bounds.
This is more like Gaelic Football,
No perceptible rules for finger pointing
From the spectators in a very large stadium.
But, make no mistake,
Every game has a timer,
And his thumb is poised
On the stopwatch.

Topic(s) of this poem: football, games, god, rules, terrorism


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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 20, 2015



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