Poetry Corner Kicks: Toronto 1 - Union 1

TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 15: Sheanon Williams #25 of the Philadelphia Union celebrates his goal against Toronto FC during MLS action at the BMO Field September 15, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

When the bottom two teams in the East go at it, everybody loses. In this case, neither team technically lost, given the final 1-1 result, but I don’t think either team feels like celebrating after that one. For this game’s recap, I thought I’d take a page from Emily Dickinson. Her poem I Had Been Hungry All The Years, is a poem about a hunger that when finally satisfied, leaves one still feeling empty. Of course, the Union haven’t satisfied their hunger lately, so my version will be a bit different, but it gets the point across of a hunger and a longing for a win. For context, you can read Emily’s poem here, then check out the latest Poetry Corner Kicks recap.

I had been hungry all the years-
On wins I wished to dine
I, trembling turned on the tube
To see the Union shine

‘Twas on this pitch that I had seen
Better games of yesteryear:
"TFC outscored by four"
But here realized my fears

I did not know that ample offense
‘Twas so unlike the U’s
Hassli’s goal in fifty-eight
Made Ben’s Sons think they’d lose

Then Williams helped them, ‘twas in time
Myself, and all relieved
A tie was better than a loss
I now came to believe

But just one point, so I found
Won’t take this hunger away
Of fans that sit inside the park
For wins, their loyalty repaid

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