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A day with orphans!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 ‘Who’ll hear the orphan’s cry?
‘They’re full of fear and dread’
We took our team on the road
To play football with them instead

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Haji Eusuf orphanage, Chattak
We met 53 orphans that day
Zoinul and Moshahid had it all lined up
Rounding off with some sunset play

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We took pictures and shared gifts
The orphans smiles put us to shame
We were itching to get on that pitch
To play the beautiful game

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 So gaffers Shaheed and Mehdi
List two orphan teams on a pad
Favourites Abdal, Waj, Abu, Yarimi
Bench stars Saif, Diya, Emdad

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But we didn’t care for big names
The orphans were fighting fit
They ran and ran like Olympians
With us adding our little bit

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I had to pull a trick for a goal
But then Yarimi beat the keeper
My shot came off the post
Diya pounced for the winner

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 With plenty game time left
It was time for a dirty prank
Poor Abdal smashed into the hoardings
Only way to stop that tank

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 With Abu pulling the strings
Saif was our brick wall
Ref Jay whistled to give us the win
Our orphans stood proud and tall

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 ‘I’ve never seen them so happy,
‘I pray you’re all blessed from above’
A local expressed her feelings
On football spreading the love

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 At the Human Relief Foundation
Raisah’s match summary
Gobindogonj has played host to
The ‘best game in HRF history’

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 ‘Who’ll hear the orphan’s cry?
‘They’re full of fear and dread’
We took our team on the road
To play football with them instead

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 number7
© emdad rahman

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Notes

The beautiful game never fails. I can’t do justice to the myriad of feelings and emotions expressed by each and every player during our orphan game.

The adults were fantastic, the kids were mesmerising. It was a typical British game but with immensely fantastic energy from beginning to end.

We are so proud of what we achieved using a simple ball.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-day-with-orphans/