Poem 12 of the ProCrasstheNation Poemvember Poetry Project, comes from the Notorious M.E.G.
These sports poems are more difficult, but I think I found a way through on this one.
You don’t know what you got ’til you lose it.
Here’s to long suffering losers.
“The Cathedral of Boston “ © C.P. Hickey 2017
“The Sox actually winning the World Series..”
Long suffering losers.
Red Sox fans are we.
A great Green Wall,
A missed ground ball.
86 years of defeat.
Big Red Machines.
New York Yankees.
Something about “Ruth’s Curse”.
There was no refraining,
from constant complaining,
about, which fan base had it worse.
Bucky Dent’s shot.
Buckner’s legs, in a knot.
Teddy Ballgame’s icy stare.
Our maudlin identity,
forged sans indemnity,
made us collectively, tougher to bear.
In 2004, the damn burst forth,
long suffering dissolved with a sweep.
Red Sox fans became winners,
but lost the distinction,
of owning the agony of defeat.
Years of frustration.
Baseball gods dispensation.
World Series Champs, times three.
Some liked it more,
of this, I’m sure,
when losing long term was our thing.
Published by Christopher Hickey
Welcome to my effort. Yes, as a great procrastinator, it requires great effort to stay focused on something productive that matters to me. I’ll find any old excuse to traipse from project to project, and I rarely end up at the place I started. I find this maddening, and exhaustive. So it is with high hopes, and a greater grasp of self-awareness, that I embark upon staying the course so to speak.
I enjoy writing. Be it blogs, fiction, poetry, etc. I love the craft and the act of creation, the art in and of itself, for it’s own sake and end. I am happy to be able to do it.
Born: March 1974
St.Francis de Sales, Charlestown MA
Don Bosco Technical High School, Boston MA
University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell MA
Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown MA
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
North Virginia Community College, Arlington VA
Harvard Extension School, Cambridge MA
Place of residence: Somewhere in the land of metro Boston. It’s vaguely familiar and becoming home more and more by the day, but when you come from “The Town” all else fails by comparison.
Favorite Color: I’m partial to all forms of blue.
Favorite Author: c’mon! don’t expect me to answer that, there are too many.
I enjoy memories of playing 80’s Atari better than playing any advanced gaming system that exists today.
Hope to be recognized for my paper clip collection. As well as my 27 rejected applications to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailiey Clown college.
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