Monday, October 22, 2012

Gridiron Girls



Girls are about frilly pink things?
Girls are all about everything dainty and sweet? 

These girls love blood-stained uniforms;
These girls love the punishing pursuit of football—
Tackle football. 

The gall  of women
playing tackle football
in an all women’s league.

Why on earth would women want to play tackle football?
Why on earth would men want to play tackle football? 
They enjoy it. 

They let women get shot at in war;
might as well let them play football too.

Let your little girls play tackle football.
Not all little girls are breakable.

I thought Gridiron Girls (it's a documentary) was a fun topic for a poem.  Play tackle football?  I won’t even watch football.  But to each his own—If the girls want to play, more power to them.
 © 2012 Catherine Giordano



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