ODE TO CHEZ



Same swift speed as your cuz ... Wayde
Blistering baffling blitz ... never to fade
Fast fastidious feet in heat
In your wake are laid
Those that you so smoothly saliently silently ...
Engage escape and evade

Ordained and serving the Lord  ... speed is your sword
Slashing slicing swiping ... thru defensive strategy
Beyond a clear cut analogy
A priceless Cape prodigy
Changing chains of ineptitude into an attitude
Of chalice bound positivety

Giving gracious gratitude ...
Humble attitude in a latitude ... of no reprieve
For both small and great you receive

That goose step making many so inept ...
As the ball is kept
In hand ... a majestic sight ... poetry in  flight !
Within unseen spiritual colossal height
A forward or cross kick
Is that your on the field poetic acrostic trick ?

You enthrall ... inspiring us all
In a duel of a dual earthly unearthly realm
In that oval ball medium you do so over whelm

Did you come out of nowhere
A prodigy out of thin air ?
A side step finesse beyond compare
It's nothing new
From our ancestry , historylegacy so turned askew
Sedation segregation separation ,,, was our humiliation
Degrading destroying demeaning soul decapitation
Countless likewise talent ... to lament
Lost ... not oppurtuned to vent
In a plethora of sport  ... cut short
A gourmet genre of gifted geni ... gone  gutted gushed by
Generations come  and gone ... not won
Talent silenced suppressed squandered ... shun
So many lost ... by oppressive laws destroyed and spun
Perceived superiority over our perceived inferiority
Sobering sobriety in  -  " No normal sport in an abnormal society "
Resonating ... deafening ... echoing ... now from antiquity

You are now the epitomy ... of all our inherent flair
That was just always there
Inspiring ... non compromising
It's a cliche  ... touche ... but you are an inspiration to our fledgling nation
Especially we of the pdi  persuasion
Side stepping your slack lack of height
Talent and sweat ... to deflect detach detractors blinding sight
Over coming and making adversity and injury so light
Going big hearted into the heated heart of a fight
Turning a drawback ... into your signature elusive attack

They say you are so fast
You answer a miss call before it's cast !
Those Cockerels will eternally frown
Lamenting that tormenting ... iconic penalty charge down
A sparse rarity to be found
Host's cup dreams guillotined underground !
Try added to dumbfound and compound
For Le Bleus must find a solace cure ... for your blocking blur
Maestro magic made so tragic ...
For them then within your Gallic ... second abode
Lightning mode
Quicksilver quick ... never seen at that level
Heart breaking ... you speed devil !

A delayed green and gold entry
Belatedly integrated into the inventory
Was it fate ?
That you came in late
Side stepping instantly into that hall of fame's all time great
Proving them pundits so wrong ... so daft
Did someone once say you can only be a scrumhalf ?
A utility back as a matter of fact
Able to slot in  ... to lean from ten to fifteen
Fly half to fullback ... nothing you lack
Versatility and the knack to turn defense into attack

2027 will beckon
But time is always against one
Your apex is still to come ... for the ultimate feat is a 3-peat
God bless ,,, for you are of the best 
Words so true ...
Salute ... !
My bru

About this poem

In honour of Cheslin Kolbe... This is still a work in progress ...

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Written on January 07, 2024

Submitted by f.k.allie on February 15, 2024

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Scheme AAAABA ABBBAA ACC AAAADD XEE FFFGGHHAAAXHHHAAA FFXHHAAAAI AAJJAAAXDAAKK BBAAAACAXII HHAAGAF
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 3,380
Words 601
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 6, 6, 3, 6, 3, 17, 10, 13, 11, 7

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