Haiku Bob – Round 19 – not cut out


bright winter sun

everything, even our football team

looks good




comfortable lead

out of nowhere

chest pains





patchwork sky –

a few players on the team

not cut out for this





dwindling lead –

slowly coming back to me

my therapist’s number





win goes begging

how brittle they are –

winter trees





after the loss

my daughter asks me why

we barrack for Collingwood





still awake…

50 points in front

we were 50 points in front



About rob scott

Rob Scott (aka Haiku Bob) is a peripatetic haiku poet who calls Victoria Park home. He writes haiku in between teaching whisky and drinking English, or something like that.


  1. HB – I was wondering how you might handle this one. This was a bit like the “Eight bloody one” Monty Python skit.


  2. Your chest pain…,A case of anticipatory psychogenic trauma

    Hope the pain has eased.

    Tiger supporters, we know it well.

    Love your words

  3. Loved this, HB.
    Fantastic stuff.

  4. E.regnans says

    Winter trees.
    Well played HB

  5. Yvette Wroby says

    Loved the two books I have of yours now. This sums up a losing day. Brilliant.

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