Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Superbowl Poem #3

2008 was a very fine vintage
Obama made history at home
Phelps at the Olympics

2009 so far a bit less certain
a sure sign the economy is hurtin'

featuring two teams
no less polar

The winter-hardened Steelers
versus the Cardinals
powered by solar

rewind a minute
to bygone yesteryears
when FDR urged us
to rise above our fears

in 1944 two opponents
joined lockers and played as one
as the country stood united
vs. the fascists to overcome

stitching together what men they could
Card-Pitt lost every game
until the boys finally came home
and they became opponents again

fast-forward to the present day
past all those Steeler championships
lined up along the way

Not so for Arizona
who have suffered long and hard
whether in Chicago or St. Louis
it was never easy to be a Card

a wise man once did say
through loops and twists and turns
the Cardinals might crochet

A Superbowl Shocker
a bold new look
proving that Larry Fitzgerald
is certifiably off the hook

But Mike Tomlin and his D
have spent a lot of time knitting
Terrible Towels into a Steel Curtain
they hope #11 will be hitting

Whether the Knitters or Crochet-ers
are bound to come out on top
there is only one place in Park Slope
they would both agree to shop

For the quality materials
and knowledge they need to prevail
there's Stitch Therapy: proud sponsor
of the 3rd Annual Superbowl Sale -- by John Lovrich

1 comment:

  1. love the poem, maxine! thanks for the chatting tonight :)


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