Key to winning…

A depressing cloud of grey
Is hovering over us
Everything going downhill
The Ashes turning to dust
Two games down
Three more to go
The English are one up
And we have nothing yet to show
Gone seem the days
When we were invincible
Now our batting and bowling
Both seem in trouble
Struggling to get the runs
And the wickets they don’t come
The batsman are looking edgy
While the bowlers coming undone
In order to get the trophy
It is but a fact
We need to go back to basics
With both ball and bat
Stay at the crease
Wait it out for long
It is a five day game
To get the score moving along
Bowling must be consistent
Both line and length
Not all over the place
With just speed the intent
If none of this works
Then, in order to win
The best bet would be
To bring the former cricketers back in! 
This was written for this week’s One Single Impression Prompt No. 146: Win
Until next time,


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  • Scribbler
    16 December 2010 at 7:34 am


  • Scribbler
    16 December 2010 at 7:35 am

    you wrote after a long time 🙂 and it has come so well PB 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    16 December 2010 at 8:50 am

    Yes Nu…first 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    16 December 2010 at 8:51 am

    I know…it’s been ages since my last creative writing attempt. I think after my class finished in September, it was like my mind stopped working! 😛 Thanks Nu!

  • Shailraghuvansi
    16 December 2010 at 11:30 am

    Nice post for the winning theme.

  • Titaxy
    16 December 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Nice 😀

  • Psych Babbler
    16 December 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Welcome to this space! And thanks 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    16 December 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks T…I’m starting to get really annoyed with the way we are playing currently…each time I think it can’t get any worse, the team manages to surprise me.

  • Celestialrays
    17 December 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Bring Boon back
    Bring Boon back 😀

    Nice piece this one 🙂

  • Harini
    17 December 2010 at 5:30 pm

    They should bring Gilly back really! Australia is missing the former players way too much. Actually when they left I thought they had good bench strength but now I can feel the void. English are playing so well that OZ are looking like minnows… really! I like to see tough match so I hope Ox pulls up its socks real soon.

  • Matt
    18 December 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Aww How I missed this place !! and especially you PB!! 🙂

  • Greenorangesinger7
    18 December 2010 at 6:18 pm

    This was a nice poem!

  • Psych Babbler
    19 December 2010 at 6:56 am

    Hehe…and Gilly, and McGrath, and Steve Waugh and Warnie and Langer and Hayden… 😛

  • Psych Babbler
    19 December 2010 at 6:57 am

    It’d be great if he could come back…even as a batsman! We need the likes of Glenn McGrath more though…someone who can bowl consistently… =) But looks like some there’s been some impact on the team with this win… =)

  • Psych Babbler
    19 December 2010 at 6:58 am

    Matty…welcome back!! Where art thou been?? Hope to see you up and running… =D

  • Psych Babbler
    19 December 2010 at 6:58 am

    Welcome GreenOrangeSinger….and thanks! =)

  • deepika
    19 December 2010 at 9:19 am

    wow.. that was funny 🙂
    great one buddy

  • Jingle
    19 December 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Glad to read you today,
    awesome writing..
    love the message.

    I am a fan of baseball.

  • Jingle
    19 December 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Here is the end of the year awards 4 you, enjoy!

    End of The Year Awards 4 Friends of Jingle or Jingle Poetry Community

    Your support has been a delight to us, at this time of the year, We wish you all the best !
    Hope to see you at our Sunday Poetry Potluck tonight, let me know if you have questions. old poems or poems unrelated to our theme are welcome..
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  • Psych Babbler
    20 December 2010 at 7:51 am

    Thanks Deepika! 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    20 December 2010 at 7:57 am

    Welcome Jingle! Thanks for the lovely comment…I haven’t watched too much baseball apart from what they show in the movies…

  • Psych Babbler
    20 December 2010 at 9:18 am

    Thanks Jingle…I’ll check it out… =)