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Spider Webs And Football Nets

A Freeform Poem Inspired By A Football Goal

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 16 days ago • 1 min read
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The Inspiration

I don't normally publish two poems consecutively on Vocal, but I looked out the window this morning and saw a netted football goal, and thought about how cobwebs and nets are effectively used for the same purpose, to trap things.

I was originally going to do a short free form poem, but then thought of how many situations use nets, and thought I would add a little difficulty and turn it into a villanelle. That does mean that Vocal will not choose it as a Top Story as they do not recognise villanelle as a poetic form, but I know that my audience will love this and they are the ones that matter to me.

This is the first story inspired by this holiday in Alnwick.

The music is "Flowers & Football Tops" by Glasvegas which is a great song vaguely related to the subject.


Spiders' Webs And Woven Nets

Can Catch The Things That We Want

To Trap Our Food And Buzzing Pests


Ladies Reveal In Fishnets

The Football Goal, Strikers' Aim

Spiders' Webs And Woven Nets


Wimbledon For Tennis Vets

Fishermen Cast Them From Boats

To Trap Our Food And Buzzing Pests


Practice Batting In Cricket

Catching High Balls In The Game

Spiders' Webs And Woven Nets


Spiders Kill Flies In Their Web

Webs And Nets Used Both The Same

To Trap Our Food And Buzzing Pests


Cod And Haddock In The Wet

Midges, Flies And Flying Ants

Spiders' Webs And Woven Nets

To Trap Our Food And Buzzing Pests


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About the Creator

Mike Singleton - Mikeydred

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  • ThatWriterWoman13 days ago

    I love how many nets you can see Mike! Nicely Done!

  • Vocal doesn't recognise Villanelles as a poetry form? I loved your wonderful poem!

  • Jay Kantor16 days ago

    Mr. Mike - Don't 'Footballs' have points @ each end? Hmm. Jay

  • Lovely reflection of this morning's view.

  • Babs Iverson16 days ago

    Splendid flow & rhyming!!! Perfect Football Season timing!!! Love this!!!❤️❤️💕

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