Looking Ahead: Punters

shamgod's picture
February 19, 2013 at 11:05a

The high Towers decline before this woe,
The great river does not flow ahead,
But they’re strong – the locks of a dorm, stone,
And behind them – the quads, dark and low,
And the deadly Buckeye nuts are spread.
For some one, somewhere, a fresh wind blows,
For some one, somewhere, wakes up a dawn –
We don’t know, we’re the same here always,
We just hear the key’s squalls, morose,
And Alex’s heavy step alone;
Got up early, as for Mass by Easter,
Walked the empty capital along
To create the half-dead peoples’ throng.
The sun downed, the Olentangy got mister,
But our hope sang afar its song.
There’s a sentence… In a trice tears flow…
Now separated, cut from us,
As if they’d pulled out Urban’s heart and thrown
Or pushed down him on a street stone –
But he goes… Reels…  Alone at once.
Where are now friends unwilling those,
Those friends of my two years, brute?
What they see in the M*chigan snows,
In a circle of the moon, exposed?
To them I send my farewell salute.

You’ll come in any case – why not right now, therefore?
I wait for you – my strain is highest.
I have flicked out the light and left open the door
For you, so simple and so wondrous.


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BuddhaBuck's picture


Don't text while driving.

AndyVance's picture

Mommy, I'm scared... Hold me.

shamgod's picture

+1 That's great.
I would also have accepted a gif of Martin Prince dancing with a snapdragon.

gobucks96's picture

Lol... I'm glad you saw the humor in it... I like the amount of thought in your work above.

kevinfrenchfry's picture

im confused is this Frank Es original poetry?

shamgod's picture

Haha, I'll get to him.

Hovenaut's picture

I came to a football site and a poem broke out???

Going back to bed now, someone wake me up at the crack of September......

chicagobuckeye's picture

Then I guess you'll miss the first game of the season

Hovenaut's picture

You guessed right. Living in Maryland without access to the B1G network (unless I pay an arm and a leg to cable). But I doubt playing Buffalo in Columbus will keep me awake.

buckeyebart's picture

Satellite my friend and it is cheaper. Go Dish Network though because they just renewed the BTN contract.

Hovenaut's picture

Too windy where I'm at....Dish is too unreliable (have seen a few of my neighbors test those waters).
I'm hanging in there, believe with Maryland coming aboard the area will be picking up the BTN. I'm holding on....we get most games aside from the patsies.

With OSU being the pole sitter in the conference with Urban at the helm I haven't missed much....just the UAB game last year.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Sham, take my advice.."Stay out of your head, it's a scary place and you should never go in there alone."

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

faux_maestro's picture

I don't know what anyone else thinks but I'm in awe. Love me some Russian/Soviet era poets and composers.

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

MN Buckeye's picture

Along with some Russian vodka!


So our punting situation reminds people of Soviet poetry? Wow, is it that bad?

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

AndyVance's picture

Could be straight out of Dickens: "It was the best of times (no need to punt next season), it was the worst of times (Ohio State failed to land a punter!)..."

MN Buckeye's picture

more Russian vodka

Citrus's picture

Shamgod, I find you the be hilarious. I guess that is because I appreciate the irreverent. Also, I think this is quite clever. Reading this poem is more useful than worrying about the punter (which I think is your message).

+1 HS