Round 21 – Haiku Bob – all the clocks


season ending loss

all the clocks say

we’ve missed the bus


day almost done

we lose the game

in the opening minutes


nearing spring

Collingwood stuck

in winter



no-one at all kicking goals

this winter evening


another injury –

how much more remains

of my life?


leaving the game

falling petals

whack me in the face


out of the race

can you fix that door now

she says



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. Brilliant, HB.
    Especially the final verse!

  2. Suitably melancholy HB. Better to be whacked by a petal than a disgruntled Pie supporter.

  3. Love your wordings Bob…..or Rob

  4. Agree with Smokie – the final verse really does sum up an ending to the season – great piece as always Haiku Bob.

  5. thanks guys.

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