a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pep Rally

Pep 
Rally
The band played 
as the cheerleaders
danced their admiration
football players flexed
the crowd cheered
flashes seared 
the night
with
hope

the field emptied
except 
for a 
crumpled 
schedule
tumbling 
in the wind
as
the 
lights
went 
out
one
by 
one

21 comments:

brudberg said...

There is always the before and after... and there between the game

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is very vivid. I can see it clearly.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Agreed with Sherry :D what a brilliant write :D

Mama Zen said...

I can't wait for football!

Sandra said...

i feel like i was there

Donna said...

Gail this was a wonderful snapshot in time that I can still remember...wonderful in word and the image you created with the words as they move down the page.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness

Inger said...

Your words painted a good picture.

Mary said...

Ah, it is that time of year again! You described what it is like as one who has been there!

Debbie said...

Oooooh such a vivid picture, if there were none!!!

X said...

The game is over all too quick.
We had both our pre-season exhibition games
for the high school. The real deal starts
this friday.

My son broke his hand in an exhibition game
so he is out for 4 weeks - and then we will
see.

Even still, four years go by quick too -
you're out of school and no one remembers
except you and your buddies.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Perfect words to accompany a great shot!

C.C. said...

You made me feel like I was there...the crumpled schedule tumbling in the wind was a detail that really did it!

Susan said...

I love the visual gathering of energy and then its aftermath. I guess they didn't win! Thanks, Gail, for your support these several weeks.

Lynne said...

I wish I could come and watch Andrew play football.
What a wonderful fall season this will be fir him, fir each of you!
Enjoy . . .
Loved your verse . . ,

LindaG said...

Go Katz!
Great job, Gail. Have a blessed week! ♥

Sumana Roy said...

love the vividness here...

G L Meisner said...

Yes the season of short term heroes is here.

Karen S. said...

...oh yes, I can see it all now, and is that the crowd I hear cheering! Yes it is!

Susan Kane said...

Perfectly played.

Nicholas V said...

A nice buildup to the climax of the game, and then the winding down at the end of the match and the little sad feeling of an empty ground... Nice write.

Saucy Kodz said...

I felt this, as i have been there, felt that, cept it was not football, but the Olde Ball Game. Great photo of Andrew. He is graduating this year, right.

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