The Unifying Hate of Football (Abecedarium)

By Catherine, age 24, England, United Kingdom

Another evening with at least twenty two men.
Berated it now, berated it then.
Cape town is the stadium.
Da tv the aquarium.
Everybody cheers or shouts.
Feigning interest I, in bouts.
Goals and draws with penalties.
Hoping a win will add some ease.
Intelligent chatter about a silly game.
Jokes about how it's all so lame.
Killing time with another bottle.
Legs and tactics become a visionary mottle.
Match statistics propelling stress.
Not being able to care less.
Oranges eaten at half time.
Players salary, high as crime.
Queen's relatives peering on.
Rattles and flags of support did shone.
Seven minutes of extra time.
The furthest point from the sublime.
Unless losing an hour and a half.
Versus another to raise thou scarf.
World Cup religion atheist.
Xempt from enthusiasm which in others exists.
Yearned for something interesting.
Zoned out by the time the teams are resting.

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March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
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- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
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- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
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- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
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- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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