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Funeral Poems For Basketball Players: " Shooting Stars"






The ball in the coffin

Rather gave the game away

As a diehard basketball player

Determined to play on in future days


With a leap of faith, you've a spring in your step

Out on a cosmic court

Slam dunks and buzzer beaters

Welcome a friend of the galactic sport


Basketball players end their last mortal game

With their longest fadeaway

Shooting for the hoops of Saturn

In their last ever earthly play


Michael Ashby




(Acknowledgements to: "The Rugby Player's Last Try" & "A Leap Of Faith")







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