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A ball and a field

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 From weeping and cheering
from street to stadium
from winter to summer
and from dawn til dusk,
this game connects and shares in all
a care to care for each and everyone of us.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Love it or hate it
win or lose
a passion for fighting
joining in and joining up
playing up and playing out
with an agreed set of rules,
a spending of energy
and release of tension
where the battle is safe
and the guns shoot compassion
where I share my street
and shoot to kill mistrust and fear
and die for the love of the game,
where the pain of loss can be quietly loved
and the joy of triumph tossed high above
whilst one holds respect for the other and vice versa
the other for the one..

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 1 the one spirit of football
the one love
a ball and a field
a sword and a shield
this one’s for you
and this one’s for me

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 be proud and humble
steady and stumble
play on
play out
play with and without
play it down and out.

Written with the Spirit of Football high in mind.


Editor’s note:
A wonderfully inspiring initiative : I would recommend that all of our readers visit their website – Clik
Click link here:
Spirit of Football

Crispin note:
I’ve had the pleasure of showing the wonderful 2002 4-minute film ‘Spirit of Football’ (which recounts the jouney of ‘The Ball’ on one of it’s incredible World Cup journeys ) to countless schools and football clubs over the past 10years. I can’t recommend and praise these guys highly enough for their efforts and ethos.. Anyone who can kick a ball all the way from Batersea Park to Japan/South Korea/Germany and South Africa and share their joy and hopes for peace along the way deserves incredible respect.Join them for a game in Jan 2014 on the commencement of another epic jounrey for The Ball to Brazil!!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-ball-and-a-field/