The Joys of Competitive Soccer

The Joys of Competitive Soccer

A Poem by Bright Ocean Star
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Just observations from a Soccer Mom

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The Joys of Competitive Soccer…

 

High flying kicks send round ball a flyin’

Across windswept field toward waiting goal a lyin’

Runners fiercely follow the round leather sphere

Kicking the ball from players left, right, and rear

Head-butting, toe-tapping, heel-dancing moves

Send the ball moving amongst the team members' hooves

 

Cleats stomping, arm grabbing, leg tripping fouls

Confound the game nigh time to hither and cowl

If you can’t catch them, outwit them, or smartly outplay

Appears it is time to take them out, anyhow, or anyway

Shirt grabbing, chest bumping, arm twisting, trips

These boys become masters of aggressive little tricks

 

For a mother to sit and watch her young son play

Flying like Pegasus, dancing like Cassius Clay

Pride is among the feelings we hold

Fright when other players' wicked side becomes bold

Take care not to yell, not to insult the young ref

'Tis hard to sit quiet when young son is spun left

 

Like Mama Bears watching, teeth long, and claws sharp

We sit on the edge of our seat without yon musical harp

To quiet our moods and even our tempers

When a competitor sends our son’s ankle home in a wrapper

 

The joys of competitive soccer….

 

Bright Ocean Star; March 28, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


© 2015 Bright Ocean Star



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Bright Ocean Star
Can you guess where I was tonight?

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how can one keep from yelling .. isn't that one of the joys of parent fans .. we want them to win .. and not get hurt ... so reflective of the game of life eh!? so full of risks to be taken (or not) and prices to pay either way .. my favorite thing about your poem is giving me the mom's perspective .. fiercely protective and competitive at the same time ;)
E.
ps did your team win? :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

yes!!!! We were so excited! Thank you for dropping by
Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

4-2 we won
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

yahooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! love it!!!
E.



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Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, MZ. It's a lot of fun.:)
MomzillaNC

2 Years Ago

:) yvw
I've never seen that side of events, it's always been me performing and my parents watching. The mama bear reference is so correct... I sympathize with the poor young ref though...what would his fate be if your side lost the match... ;))
My favourite lines would be :"Head-butting, toe-tapping, heel-dancing moves
Send the ball moving amongst the team member’s hooves"
Could you bottle some of your excellent rhymes and parcel them to me please?? I am really awful at them... ahem..;))
Football is a game that really brings every country and every person closer, whether it is amateur football or the World Cup.
I really hope your side won...

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

We did! Our first win in a long time. 4-2! Yeay!
Thank you for reviewing this little bit o.. read more
Moon's fairest daughter

2 Years Ago

Yeay!!! And did your son score??
Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Sort of. They always ask him to cross the ball in front of the goal in a corner kick, and it bumble.. read more
I coached all three kids in minor soccer from age 5 to 18, over a period of about 13 years total. It is hard enough being a parent of a player, imagine the strain when you are also coaching and managing their reams. It was interesting, fun, and challenging and I wouldn't trade a minute of it.
You have really captured the essence here, I had a vivid picture of a soccer pitch, and the teams in their bright jerseys, I could smell the grass and feel the breeze.
Well written.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Noel. I'm very happy you enjoyed this one. I love to go out and watch my son play, but .. read more
gee you've described it so well Anne. I've been through that many a time. my wife is tougher, I confess. at times like that she calls me wuss, if you can believe it.
I enjoyed this one a lot Star.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Woody. I'm happy you liked it. I don't think you are a wuss. Those kids can be very, v.. read more
Woody

2 Years Ago

I'm sure you're right. games like that will make them tougher and help them deal with the world. non.. read more
Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

yes, indeed. Thank you, Woody! :)
how can one keep from yelling .. isn't that one of the joys of parent fans .. we want them to win .. and not get hurt ... so reflective of the game of life eh!? so full of risks to be taken (or not) and prices to pay either way .. my favorite thing about your poem is giving me the mom's perspective .. fiercely protective and competitive at the same time ;)
E.
ps did your team win? :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

yes!!!! We were so excited! Thank you for dropping by
Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

4-2 we won
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

yahooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! love it!!!
E.
wait wait, i am still trying...i'll get it...wait.

you must be a proud mother...has to be tough, though, to see a son injured like that...



Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

I haven't yet had the 'pleasure' of attending a game that he was cleated. I was home when he came h.. read more
Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

My computer is giving me fits. It wants another comment. I am ever so thankful for your continued .. read more
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AHAHA!! :) well, mine are still 3 and a half, and now I know what to look forward to. I might have to come to you for some "beary" good advice on this topic :)
I really had a lot of fun reading this! :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

I don't think you'll need any advice. Most women have that mama bear thing down cold. But, I am ev.. read more
Lol. :)
Yup, I can definitely relate to this one!!
This mama bear has had her claws out once or twice but I've kept my mouth shut.
Good one, love this!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Ha-ha! I am glad I am not the only one to feel that way. Thank you for stopping by to read this on.. read more
Matching Socks

2 Years Ago

Nope, you are not alone! :)
You're welcome!

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Added on March 29, 2015
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Tags: Soccer, boys, fouls, cleating, cheating, fun

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