Almanac (Footy) Poetry: The Rhythm That Never Ends

The Rhythm That Never Ends


by Saskia Schaap


A Pass,
A Tackle,
A Kick,
A Goal,
A Score,
Again and again,
Repetitive movements,
Continuous rhythm,
The cheers from the stands,
The “awwws” from the stands,
The jeers from the stands,
And again,
Repetitive sounds,
A continuous rhythm
And over again,
The press,
The rumours,
The scandals,
The lies,
Again, again,
And again,
Repetitive issues,
Continuous rhythm,
The rhythm again,

That never ends.




Read more footy poetry here & check out Saskia’s other poem “In my blood” here.






  1. Another well written poem Saskia. I like the way you start with the sounds of the game on the field and move through to the sounds off the field. Very clever. Keep writing!

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