Saturday March 13th, 2010

The exercise:

A good friend from my university days is in town this weekend and, along with my best man, we decided to take in a sledge hockey game today at the Paralympics. I've never actually seen the sport being played before and it was a really good time. It looks bloody exhausting to play.

Norway ended up beating Sweden in a shootout. I took a tonne of pictures but I think this one is my favorite:


And, fittingly enough, your four line poem prompt today is: one on one.

Mine:

It's just you and me now,
With the game on the line.
Which of us will blink first,
Whose time is it to shine?

3 Comments:

Greg said...

I'd never heard of sledge hockey before, but it sounds like a good idea to me. Given how tiring indoor hockey can be, I imagine you have to be really fit to play sledge hockey. I like the photo, it's nicely balanced and the colours in it are great!

I like the poem, it's kind of odd that every line is pretty much a cliché but they come together as a poem so neatly.

One on one

Though you're helping from a distance,
I keep thinking that your gone.
And it's me that's facing monsters,
Always one-on-one.

Marc said...

I do like your poem, but I can't help but point out the 'your' that seems to have kidnapped and replaced 'you're'...

But only because I'm pretty sure that's the first time I've every seen you do that :)

Greg said...

Oops! How did I manage to do that? Good catch :)