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A Christmas wish come true

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 He hung his stocking from the bar,
Despite the ref’s objections.
The shots rained in from near and far,
Pile-drivers and deflections.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But no, he dived to left and right –
Was Fortune ever kinder?
Upon that magic Christmas night,
The keeper played a blinder.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Once he thought he heard some hooves
Land on the goal behind him.
Was Santa searching all the rooves?*
The keeper prayed he’d find him.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And, at the final whistle, he
Searched for his Christmas treat,
And from the stocking, with great glee,
He pulled out a clean sheet.

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Notes

* Begging the reader’s indulgence for rooves / roofs.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-christmas-wish-come-true/