Poetry and Prose Is My Team Playing? (Apologies to A.E. Housman) Is my team playing That I once used to coach? I stood proud upon the bench My word beyond reproach. Yes, the players dangle, The new coach whistles well. No change though you are behind The bars that form your cell. Are fans still coming – To fill the chilly rink? To watch the boys chase rubber Though I but stare and think. Yes, the puck is flying, The guys play just as hard. The fans are out in numbers, Support has not been marred. Are the guys happy That I thought hard to leave? And are they tired of reading And do they still believe? Yes, they go on living Much as they had before. They seem quite well contented, My friend, they know the score. Is there any sign That I had been that way? Or did they find a system – Another way to play? Yes, they did that easy Now you’re no longer here. Your name is never mentioned; You have not been cheered. Copyright Paul Heno 1998 October 20, 2010/0 Comments/by Paul Heno http://flingtheging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/logo-white.png 0 0 Paul Heno http://flingtheging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/logo-white.png Paul Heno2010-10-20 22:20:122010-10-20 22:20:12Is My Team Playing?