03 September 2012

State Of Origin III



You have to say it, the Blues
deserved to lose; if nothing else
would do it all that pre-game
‘New South Wales’ hype fuelled
by egotistic misanthropy towards
the Sunshine State failed to cruel
what was always going to be the
Maroon’s finest hour –


Oh yeah, and euphemistically
billed as: ‘mate against mate’,
or more accurately, enthusiastic
sadists systematically beating
the crap out of each other
for a substantial wage


Whether you see nobleness
and ancient tribal symbolism
magnificently displayed in this
battle for Honour of Origins
matters less than the space
reserved for rancour you’re
due if you gracelessly lose
or miserably fail


But so what, let’s state it as
decently as we’re able – yet
with good grace, can anything
feel better than seeing bleak
frustration on a beaten-again
New South Welshman’s face?
© 5 July 2012, I. D. Carswell

Queensland wins 8th straight NRL
State of Origin series – beating
NSW in Brisbane 22 – 21