We Miss You Foster



We Miss You Foster

We miss you Foster
for all the games
you called.

The abashing
enthusiasm
 resonated
from wall to wall.

For it was
Hockey Night in Canada
every fall we shared.

Knowing
once a week
you would
still be there.

Glued
was the family
to their
T.V. sets
at the start of each night.
We turned up the volume
and turned down
our lights.

We thank you
for what you gave us
as children
of the past.

For the sound
of memories
that would
forever last.

Everyone had a bowl
of homemade popcorn
and a bottle of coke.

While Foster
called out
the opponents' names
this fired
and provoked.

Every person
at Maple Leaf Gardens
was just common folks.

They screamed
in a wild frenzy
 on every check
and a poke.

We thank you
Again Foster
for what you brought
to the game.

You will always
be remembered
As Foster
the voice
from the hockey
Hall of Fame.

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Submitted on July 05, 2016

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme A Abx cxxx xxx ccde xfexxxxx Gxhi xxdi xxc axbjx hxx xfcc Gaxk xjaxck
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 787
Words 161
Stanzas 14
Stanza Lengths 1, 3, 4, 3, 4, 8, 4, 4, 3, 5, 3, 4, 4, 6

Norman Wilson

IntroductionForgotten are the times the tick of a clock once chimed sobering sounds that caressed my hearts nightly dreams. As I awaken to the touch of light that burns upon a candles wick flickering my words for all to see. This drives my thoughts through the darkest of nights of loneliness that renders my quill upon parchment with ink that dances to minds and souls.Now I hear the screeching of my heart when the blue horizon covers the orb of emptiness.Within the shelter of my mind with little, purpose other than my words that keep me sane. These are my new poems I have written in the quiet of my night, forever wished away in a writer’s pain. As I strive to write that perfect poem that, my soul desperately seeks. Then and only then can my words rest upon a sleep. more…

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