The bell sounds, ending the round; two more to go,
Walking toward the corner, aiming for the stool.
The plan starts to fail; his offense moving slow;
If things continue, he’ll look just like a fool.
With visions all week of having his hand raised,
His coach is screaming, though he wish he were praised.
There is still time for the problem to be flipped;
The consequence is being sent to the crypt.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/10/17/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-16/.
Prompted from the Ragtag Daily Word Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/10/27/rdp-tuesday-week/.
Prompted from the Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/10/27/crypt/.