Nadal Decline Poetry

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  1. JoelDali

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    The Spaniard slows his frantic pace
    In pain and desperation
    His aching limbs and downcast face
    Aglow with perspiration

    Stiff as wire, his lungs on fire
    With just the briefest pause
    Then flooding through his memory
    The echoes of old applause

    The Spaniard stares with glassy eyes
    Defies the double fault
    His eyes are white, his face is lined
    And streaked with tears of rage

    5 years years ago, how the shots would flow
    With passion and precision
    But now his mind is dark and dulled
    By sickness and indecision

    And he stares out Arthur Ashe's stadium door
    Where the sun will rise no more...

    Some are born to move the world
    To live their fantasies
    But most of us just dream about
    The things we'd like to be
    Sadder still to watch it die
    Than never to have known it
    For you, the troll who once could see
    The bell tolls for thee...


    Goodbye Rafa

    :(
     
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  2. bezs

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    Rafa Rafa he used to slide around like balls on fire
    Ever since losing to Djoko he's playing like a little boy lost in a choir

    Almost losing to an Italian qualifier
    Oh there is so much more to him where is the fire

    A surge in form is what he needs
    Oh Djoko Djoko would you bend over please.
     
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  3. namelessone

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    Somebody's feeling inspirational today :)
     
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    Hafa :( *sheds tear*
     
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    As I read these I wept with tears made of basalt.
     
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    I wore my GHOAT when reading this.
     
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    And on the horizon, a glorious empire sun is setting
    casting shadows on sulking faces and on the court's netting

    What once was a gleaming hope, is now burnt up and cold
    Making his way through the halls of time to join the greats of old

    Savage beasts of the new generation are having the feasts of their lives
    While fans of the spanish bull feel like their hearts are struck with knives.

    Is rafa really done? Or does he have a plan?
    To give Federer a glimpse of hope and then stick it to the man?
     
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  8. TennisFan3

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    Brilliant stuff guys.

    Maybe someone can take all these posts and send to Nadal?
     
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  9. namelessone

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    [​IMG]
     
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    Is this the time?
    Is this Nadal's decline?

    Losing a set to Andy Murray
    Might've taken it's toll a bit
    Rafa's now filled with anger and fury
    His eyes are full of pieces of grit

    Not only that, listen up everybody!
    Djoker has taken him out in 2!
    A new king is ready to gather some glory
    So is it over? Could be true.
     
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  11. jones101

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    Rafa lost a match on clay
    His opponent was inspired
    Then he strugles in his next match
    His performance was truly dire

    The match was tight,
    he gave his fans a fright,
    he was hanging on a wire.
    Lets not forget the Italian though,
    the dude was just one fire

    Whispers start to escalate
    Debating on the Spainiards fate
    'Has Novak taken Rafa's place?'
    'Can he win RG in his current state?'
    Rafa dont you worry mate
    You just let the haters hate

    People still believe in you
    You still have Majors to acrew
    Your FH is still pure and true
    Noone fights as much as you

    Your buddy Fed is a prime example
    they say he been finished since 2008
    Keep stacking trophies on your mantle
    They just dont appreaciate!
     
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  12. TennisFan3

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    GREAT stuff. Thanks for posting this!!
     
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    Nadal_Slam_King's lament

    From seven straight slams,
    you fell. I remember when
    glory was all ours.​
     
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  14. F-T-S

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    Three grand slams all in a row,
    he started living in that glow,
    the fans don't hesitate to gloat,
    "Fed no longer is the GOAT."

    Then surfaces just got too fast,
    But these don't matter,
    Wait til their past.
    And WTF, well Nad's was gassed.

    2 0 1 1 then came around,
    Rafa was nowhere to be found,
    The Serb with verve, he did much better,
    he had no need to play five setters!

    Now on clay the Joker strikes,
    And fans are pissed,
    "That just ain't right!"
    They hope he can put up a fight.
     
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  15. tenis1

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    This is worse than Vogon poetry.
     
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  16. Magnus

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    I'm laughing at those who claim Rafa is in decline. The guy hasn't lost before a final since Indian Wells, and he won two events since then, and people say he's on decline. I fully expect another Rafa victory in the semis and this time he beats Djoker in the final, on slow clay this time. Rafa did lose a bit of confidence but unlike Murray and even Fed Rafa can pick up his level quickly and dominate like before. I'm willing to put money that Rafa wins this RG, and the final won't even be very tough for him.
     
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  17. niff

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    That doesn't rhyme.
     
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  18. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    And Joy is Everywhere;
    It is in the Earth's green covering of grass;
    In the blue serenity of the Sky;
    In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
    In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
    In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;
    In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;
    In Living;
    In the exercise of all our powers;
    In the acquisition of Knowledge;
    In the decline of the nadal;
    in fighting evils...
    Joy is there Everywhere.


    [​IMG]
     
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  19. FlamEnemY

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    Old bull's haiku


    Bull on a parade
    sings before the end - his last
    spanish serenade.

    Added rhyme for win.
     
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  20. namelessone

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    The Nadal :lol:
     
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  21. MichaelNadal

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    Lol you guys are mean. He had a FAR, FAR worse second half of 2009. He's having the second best year on tour. Relax. No one is on Novak's level right now. It's like Roger said. "I've created a monster". People are SO used to Nadal not even losing SETS on clay, that threads like this get started when he goes 3 sets. It's a little dumb.
     
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  22. Crayola Oblongata

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    'Fear not', said he
    The one with troubled knees
    It's just a small slump
    My legs have become stumps
    And now I am a tree!

    Wait...nah, I'm not good at this. I read all of these in the voice of that guy who reads the poems before rugby matches. Jones101's is great.
     
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  23. forzamilan90

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    This was probably the best one, good job
     
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    Aaahahahahaha!! :mrgreen:

    I heart you for this statement.

    Vamos Rafa!
     
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    People also seem to be completely oblivious to the fact that Rafa just lost a close friend.
    He was a star, but he was still a friend. I'm not sure how I would behave if there was a moment of silence for a friend of mine in a stadium just before I had to defend my title in a semi-final.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3dXao9y-S0
     
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  26. eidolonshinobi

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    I read this with Claire De lune playing in the background, it made it more beautiful lol
     
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  27. bolo

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    lol, people are so excited about nadal losing they have started to write poetry. Reminds me of the oscar wilde quote about poetry. ;)
     
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  28. Hitman

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    I have to admit, some of you guys are pretty good!

    I didn't know that Nadal has the ability to bring out the creative talents in so many. It must be the top spin!
     
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  29. Caracalla

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    great thread :D
     
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    LMAO :lol:
    creative thread,that's for sure :lol:
     
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  31. rovex

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    Wonderfully crafted, JoelDali.
     
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    Mighty Lorenzi,
    posing a clay-court challenge?
    Apparently so.
     
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  33. GOAT BAAH!!!

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    Nadalのための死の詩




    接戦16から8を使って;
    薄い月の下。
    印はなされた





    Japanese Death Poem for Nadal



    With a 16 to 8 head to head;
    under a pale moon.
    The mark has been made.

    [​IMG]
     
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  34. Sentinel

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    Nadal is poetry in motion.
     
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  35. AtomicForehand

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    I had rather liked, insofar as I knew
    JoelDali
    that is, until he came
    up with this vile thread
    so hurtful to champions and the people
    who love them

    Or rather, to one champion
    in particular
    The noble Spaniard, part
    pirate, part prince, and yet
    not too noble
    not to wipe
    the court with the ass
    of JoelDali
     
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  36. JoelDali

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    I want to
    take you
    to
    prom
    and kiss you
    by
    the punch bowl
    while
    our friends
    stare
    and
    taunt us
    my little schoolgirl
    I'm so
    in love
    with
    u
    kissy faces
     
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  37. AtomicForehand

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    Offer accepted! :oops: <3 <3 <3
     
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    I'm just so relieved to finally have a boyfriend around here.
     
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    Where's Federer's thread? Get on your horse JoelDali!
     
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    Nad turning into Fed? Its just a virus guys. Cmon, move along, nothing to see here.
     
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    (sorry to william carlos williams)
     
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  43. sbengte

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    No limerick yet ?

    Who would have foreseen this
    Gone is Ralph's state of bliss
    Is it 'sickness of the knees'
    Or a brand new disease
    The prognosis reads "Djokovitis"
     
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  44. sbengte

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    Prognosis confirmed.
     
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    Only Vogon poetry could be worse, I think.

    :roll:

    The strength is in Rogi Golden Eagle threads.

    People should stick to their strengths.
     
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    We saw the smoke in your eyes,
    but no fire in your belly.
    Even Murray displayed more heart
    as he beat you on his telly.

    With creaky knees and broken feet,
    your Achilles' - aptly named.
    Never have I seen before
    a bull so meekly tamed.

    You've grown old... you've grown old...
    And in a wheelchair, you shall be rolled.
     
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  47. JoelDali

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    O dear God when did I create this horrid thread.

    My apologies.

    I drink too much before and after The Wimbledon. Create crazy threads, big regret later.

    Bad thread, bad.

    Tsonga mad.

    Tsonga say WTF.

    [​IMG]
     
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  48. JoelDali

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    I'm actually working on the HC season Rogi Golden Eagle of Life thread.

    Its going to be epic.

    If you aren't with the eagle you are against him.

    [​IMG]
     
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  49. Mainad

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    When Rafa struck the ball with a roar,

    The crowd gasped with admiration and awe,

    They all shouted, "Olé!"

    Then along came "Nolé!"

    And Rafa ne'er roared anymore!
     
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  50. cucio

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    There once was a dude from Majorca
    who prowled by the clay like an Orca
    his game incomplete
    brought him some defeat
    it's not just enough being hard worker.
     
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