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A Game Of War And Peace

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 As the stadium was cleared of smoke
The two teams took the field
The team in white were underdogs
The team in red reviled

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The fans were waving banners
With photo’s of the dead from days gone past
Those who’s faces swayed within the wind
Wouldn’t be the last

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The game itself was ugly
As these things sometimes are
As blood so red and precious
Was splattered on the grass

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Diplomats and ministers
Stood clapping in the stands
Then pulled out wads of dollars
To wipe blood from their hands

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A pent up roar thought team had scored
But it was a near miss
As fairness tried to referee
The diplomats did hiss

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 As reporters from the media
Were told just what to say
‘Say the match was beautifull’
A five star general did bay

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 As children sat around the pitch
Trying to look so pleased
They could’nt fail to see the rich
Robbing the deceased

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 As interval in all this toil
Broke up the proceedings
‘The fans were told don’t be so bold
Or we’ll give you a beating’!

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 As soldiers tried to dictate
Who and what should win
The president just stood there
With a knowing grin

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 All this boils down to oil
As day turns into night
As match resumed
To army tunes
To spur the team to win
The whites were stonger than the reds
Who’s team were awful grim

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 The heat in streets around the ground
By now was getting high
As funeral processions
Sadly passed close by

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 On the field the holy field
There was’nt any score
As whites of peace
Failed to increase
The score against reds of war!!!

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 So as the game was over
PR had won the day
Remember to believe everything
When they tell you its okay!!!

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 There’ll be another game soon
I can’t tell you where
As soon as greed and his eleven men
Feel a need for war somewhere!!!

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Notes

Peace.

kev.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-game-of-war-and-peace/