AFL Round 5 – Essendon v Collingwood (Haiku Bob): odd comfort

Anzac Day
the odd comfort
of a resounding defeat

 

 

Anzac Day
trying to erase the memory
of Jordan Russell’s kick out

 

 

day of Remembrance
I think back to how good Cloke was
last week

 

 

Anzac Day
the forward line
shooting blanks

 

 

‘age shall not weary them
nor the years condemn’
but the goals are hurting bad

 

 

Anzac Day
a last quarter barrage
no one could survive

 

 

‘we will remember them’
every single one
Zaharakis kicks

 

Anzac Day Parade
Watson charges through the remains
of our defence

 

About rob scott

Rob Scott (aka Haiku Bob) is a Melbourne-born resident of Sweden who spent his adolsecence in Queensland. He has also had stints in Japan and The Netherlands but calls Victoria Park home. He writes haiku in between teaching whisky and drinking English, or something like that.

Comments

  1. Poor Jordan Russell

  2. HB – outstanding.

  3. All time Top 10 Rob. No, make that Top 5.

    Jordan Russell gah! No improvement on Simon Buckley, on a par with Ben Kinnear.

  4. Lord Bogan says:

    If Jordan Russell had been in Gallipoli, one of his own generals would have shot him.

  5. If the Collingwood defence and not the Turks were defending Gallipoli, we’d have taken it within two days…

  6. Lord Bogan says:

    Litza, that’s just cruel.

    If Mick had been in charge he would have called it a ‘process’.

  7. Ha, actually Mick’s 2013 philosophy has a lot in common with the British generals sipping their whiskeys in the war room. i.e. the losses don’t matter

  8. haiku bob says:

    if Mick was in charge they would’ve gone via the Cape!

    thanks for the comments guys.

    HB.

  9. Steve Fahey says:

    Agree that this is one of your best HB, as was last week’s, which makes you in career-best from in my opinion

    two vintage verses/stanzas pretty much summed up our woes on the day

    Anzac Day
    trying to erase the memory
    of Jordan Russell’s kick out

    day of Remembrance
    I think back to how good Cloke was
    last week

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