Poems of the Week

Five-Ring Circus

by Bob McKenty

Aw, Canada
(Women’s Hockey Medal Ceremony)
Another nation’s anthem in their ears,
They stand upon the podium in tears,
The weight of shame and silver on their chests.
In all the world they’re only second-bests.

The Cross-Country Skier
Past the finish line…. Total collapse!
Will they strike up her Anthem? Or Taps?

OMG! They throw 40-pound rocks in the house,
And even wield hammers! (It leaves one aghast.)
But give ’em their due: they sweep up, so don’t grouse.
(This shuffleboard knock-off is really a blast!)

Question for an Ice-Skating Commentator
A Lutz?