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Fourth and Short

Very short. Welcome to the Horseshoe, the home for Colts haiku. Football is a game of simple grace and power, grit and glory unleashed in small explosions. It's poetry in motion. Fast forward, that is. The 'Shoe doesn't need pages of stat-crunching analysis to find the essence of the game. 

17 weeks. 17 syllables. That's all we need.  Beat that, ESPN.

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Each year the 'Shoe also predicts winners for the full slate of NFL games. Jim Conway put the 'Shoe in its place last season. This year, he returns to defend his title. 

The score: Down 3!  Horseshoe 126/208  Jim Conway 129/208    See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Browns   Sunday  12/15  1:00pm  Cleveland, OH

Colts Haiku

No! Say it ain't so!
Marvin drops a sure touchdown.
Spoiled by excellence.

Home field through playoffs
Division lead on the line.
High stakes game. Colts fold.

Flat like a pancake.
Flat like an airless balloon.
Flat like Sunday's Colts.

Should should learn from Zeus.
Titans were not defeated.
They were overthrown.

The ball, the first down,
the lead, the game, the playoffs
slip through Colts hands.

Three bitter losses.
Titans look gift horse in mouth
New rivalry born.

Fourth quarter cruncher
Peyton limps to locker room,
Sings the bursa sac blues.

Playoff hopes remain
Win out and wildcard awaits.
Lose one, Colts are done.



I welcome your submissions. They are loads of fun to write. I am using the 5-7-5 form, meaning the haiku should consist of three lines, the first line being five syllables long, the second being seven syllables, and the third five.  Submit haiku here

sconway@subverbis.com   Stephen Conway   1721 Marian Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46240   317-843-9744