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.


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?


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 :)