Friday, July 07, 2006

GOAL! -- A Soccer Poem

In honor of the World Cup final this weekend (and for Poetry Friday)...


GOAL!
by
Gregory K.

Goal!
Goal!
I scored a goal.
Oh, what a perfect day.
I kicked the ball so hard and true.
Oh, what a perfect play.

Boo?
Boo?
Why would you boo?
This always was my dream:
I shot it past the goalie and...
Oh, he’s on my team.


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31 comments:

George said...

Lovely. Thanks.

Don Tate II said...

That would be me, scoring for the other team.

Anonymous said...

who wrote this poem???

Gregory K. said...

I wrote the poem, and have now added that info to the post itself (where it was, in fact, missing). All the poems linked to the right on the blog are my originals. Need more info? Check my profile or feel free to e-mail me.

Anonymous said...

thats funny except u cant get it by me

Anonymous said...

This is a true poem!!!! but that player will never ever get passed the ultimate person...me!

Anonymous said...

Is it ok to use your poem for a report Im doin on soccer?

Anonymous said...

yeah i got to do a project on poems too

Gregory K. said...

You can use the poem as long as you keep my name as the author and, if appropriate, report where you found the poem. And thanks for asking!

crazeerunnergirl said...

This poem is totally awesome! I think you should get it published..... Or maybe write a whole book of soccer poems and publish them, I would definitley buy it. Soccer is my passion!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

dang that must suck but it is a nice one though

hower8 said...

hey... i need ur poem... but im using u as the author and is it ok to say the url and all that???

Anonymous said...

Hey, love the poem. That has happened to me before. Anyway, I love the poems that you have written. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

That was good

Anonymous said...

hey thats so funny i wish i could write poems like that!!!and im in a girls soccer team and im the goalie and if my team would of scored on me i would miss it!!!!!!!!lol!!

Mitch said...

Bravo, man. I'm putting this in my project. ;)

natalie d. said...

this poem is the bomb! is it ok if i use it for a poetry prodject?

Anonymous said...

gregory, i have to write a narrative poem about soccer for school and im really bad at writing stuff. So please help me!! Just leave your awnser in your comment box.

Thanks =]

swrmsgoally said...

im gonna use this for a project to
thats hillaroius
i would hate it if someone on my team scored a goal on me
i doubt they would be able to get it past me though
hahaha
that goally must have sucked
thast or it was an extreamly good kick
thnks

Anonymous said...

my 9 year old soccer fanatic son just LOVES this poem. Hes been reciting it all night, practicing for being 'poet of the week' in his class- hes made a poster of it *of course keeping your name as auther, added a picture and has to recite it to the class! Hes already got it memorized and laughs to himself every single time! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

May I please use this for a power point project im doing on David Beckham?

Please & Thank you!

-Heather (14 yearsold.)

sexy soccer babe said...

my school is hosting a poem contest, i wanted to use this poem, is that o.k
i love it, it is hilarious!!
i hope i can be a sexy soccer babe when i grow up/a proffecial soccer player. AWSOME POEM DUDE!!!!

josh said...

omg. i loved this poem......i want to use it...please...if that is ok. i know sexy soccer babe. she is hot!! well, i hope to be a soccer player when i grow up. AWSOME POEM!!!keep writing!! wish me luck on my soccer game tomorrow, sexy soccer babe will be there, i wanna impress her.

Anonymous said...

Nice, I like it. I'm using it for a project too, if you don't mind. Lol, that happened on our team before. Out goalie wasn't paying attention, and our defense scored on her. It was pretty freaking funny, considering we still won the game, lol. Keep rockin on, dude!

Anonymous said...

hahah.....thanks

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful. Its very funny too. I am using this for my project too! But, I will credit you (:

Anonymous said...

what emotion is in this poem?

Anonymous said...

i am doing a project with this poem and i was wondering if you could help i have to find the emotion.
how the words in the poem set the poems tone, mood and atmosphere.

Anonymous said...

I love this Poem :) I am going to use this for my project and I know my friends will love it! (Btw I am keeping your name on it Gregory)

Michael said...

Dear Gregory K.,
I am doing a project for school and I need information such as why did you write this poem, where you are from, and what inspired you to write this poem and such. If you could tell me this information it would be very useful ASAP.


Thank You,
Michael D., 11

Gregory K. said...

Hi, Michael - I wrote this poem from a childhood memory (though it wasn't me who kicked the ball into my own goal!). And I wrote it because it seemed funny, too. (Oh... and I'm now from Los Angeles, CA).