Sunday, September 16, 2012

Why yes...

Yes, I did just write a poem about the NHL Lockout!

In honor of the Lockout Finally being OVER, I'm submitting this poem to dVerse poets Open Link Night!! If you know me in real life, or you follow me on Twitter, you know how much I LOVE hockey!!

Okay, now back to dancing around my house to the Dropkick Murphys new album out today!! (DKM are also Huge hockey fans!!)

Let me know what you think!! :-)

Photo: Steve Yazerman with the Stanley Cup!! From the Official Detroit Red Wings FB Page!!


Low hum, adrenaline-filled energy runs
from ice to spectators to ceiling.
The arena is dark,
but bright team-colored lights
reflect off the ice.

Spotlights off, arena lights up.

Puck drops to ice.

Blades hit ice:
up, down, up, down...
Little flecks of ice fly up,
look like little snowflakes,
sparkle in the light.

Sllllide, Stop!
Snowflakes all fly upwards
then fade back down,
turning into nothing
but little droplets of water.

Pull back.
Grunts, slaps, thunks!
Puck glides from stick to board
to stick to net!
Emotions rise, glove fall off...

Dark, shadows, nothing,
no sounds, no energy, no lights.
Cold.  Pristine ice.


  1. Wow i am not a sports person but this has high physical impact

  2. oh i am glad they broke the silence....ha....grew up watching minor league hockey....we would go every thanksgiving...then in FL my work had lighting tickets i could often approach to your poem....and i like the energy...

  3. I've been to quite a few hockey games, though I admit that I am not much of a sports fan... You captured it very well here, with a great ending to drive your point home.