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2007 Ni-how-ma

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Bible has it
That God took a rib from Adam
To conjure up Eve

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 That being so
He must have taken Gerd Muller’s boots
To conceive …

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Birgit Prinz

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Germany wins

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A pity
I was rooting for the flair of Brazil
And the magical Marta

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 All tournament long
She brought her own beauty to the game
This elusive little darter

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 And I also loved
Seeing the Brazilian girls dancing in the tunnel
A Samba segue

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Part of their warm up routine
Along with superstitions, motivation, tactics
And hair spray

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 But as so often
T’was Teutonic efficiency uber alles
And Germany won the day

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 But victory too
For Women’s football as an attraction
Game on : fair play

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Notes

Ni-how-ma : a phonetic attempt at the Chinese for ‘Hello’

(Only because I don’t know the Chinese for ‘Goodbye’!)

Sunday 30th September, 2007 : Women’s World Cup final

Germany beat Brazil 2-0

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/2007-ni-how-ma/