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Back For One Day

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 back for one day
to the ground on the hill
careful and wary
with Covid here still
temp’rature testing
out here on the street
we stand in a line
in our masks in the heat

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 we’re grateful to be here
this late Summer day
we keep to a distance
just like ev”ry day
it could be a one-off
the way things are going
and when we’ll be back
we have no way of knowing

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 the grass is so green
and the sky is so blue
there’s barely a cloud
but a breeze billows through
and for ninety odd minutes
of real live football
we don’t think about
what’s surrounding us all

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 the game is a flurry
of chances and goals
a blurry distraction
but safely controlled
we even discover
that crowds can still cheer
in spite of these masks
that we all have to wear

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 and here at the end
we all follow the rules
and are led out in rows
like we did back in school
the streets are all quiet
as we wind down the hill
now we’re back in the world
that’s surrounding us still

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Notes

Trial Run with fans : Forest Green Rovers 2 Bradford City 2
.EFL League 2. Sept 19 2020

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/back-for-one-day/