Joe Pivetti's Poetry, Haiku and Poesy: Poem 11
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The Giants Get Even



Your cards might be a little red;
Bedecked with bicycles on the back.
But this is San Francisco, where the paths have stairs
And suits are orange and black.

These aren't your ordinary players;
No one-eyed jacks, no suicide kings, no ladies are cheered.
There are no face cards at all...just aces
And misfits, like Mad-bum, the Freak, the Wisp and the Beard.

McCovey Cove is right at home -
Port for Blackbeard, Captain Quirk, and the White Shark.
Crazed fans embrace Giant Panik (and Panda-monium)
With a Pence, a Buster and a Belt at AT&T park.

In 2010 the Giants break the Curse of Coogan's Bluff
And the outlaws take 4 out of 5 from the Texas Ranger posse.
Lincecum, Uribe and Renteria play big
As does rookie of the year Buster Posey.

In 2012 we sweep the Tigers in the series
With the Panda going deep three times in game 1.
There's a song of a boy from south Detroit filling Tiger stadium
But that San Franciscan Journey lyric is a Perry fiction.

In the 2014 world series everyone on deck was a wildcard
And the Giants faced a Royal (flush with talent) team.
But Old Country dealt 17 kays in two wins and a game 7 save
(With one complete shut-out) to triple the peninsular dream.


Copyright 2019 by Joe Pivetti