Excuse Cheer
 
 


by Timothy Tocher
 
   
Our center’s nose was runny. Our forwards had the flu.
The guards were feeling funny. That’s why we lost to you.
Your team is overrated. We really didn’t try.
Our coach was constipated. I’m telling you no lie.
Now go and take a shower and hop back on your bus.
You know we’ll beat you next time, so you’d best watch out for us!

 

Text © Timothy Tocher, reprinted from I Hope I Don't Strike Out! published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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