Poems

Rohan Buettel: Why is it that we watch cricket?

  Why is it that we watch cricket? Obsessively we watch each ball With tension now the team’s behind The wickets slowly, slowly fall   The pick strikes hard against the wall The runs are leaden, grimly mined Obsessively we watch each ball   The batsmen edging at a crawl Fast bowlers snare them in a bind The wickets slowly, slowly fall   Threatening time, the umpire’s call Anxiety mounts, crowds the mind Obsessively we watch each ball   The spinners catch us in their thrall The runs come dear, but still they grind The wickets slowly, slowly fall  …

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