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Blind Faith In The Game

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I was watching a blind man play football
and it re-shaped my world into two
and with ev’ry touch well it showed me so much
and it changed everything that I knew
in my life

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I must have been dreaming to miss it
I must have been blind not to see
how much we take it for granted
to wake up and look out and see
with these eyes

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 if you’re out on the field or you’re watching
if you play or you’re simply a fan
just like darkness and light with the gift of this sight
we’ve been viewers since football began
with these eyes

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 so how must it feel to be totally blind
to be making and feeling the space
to be led out alone and be left on your own
to sense every inch of that place
without eyes?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 like knowing your bedroom with eyes closed
with shadows and noises around
a heavier football with bearings inside
where you play for and reach for a sound
without eyes

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 where “voi” is the cry of a tackle ahead
on a pitch measured 20 by 4
where everyone’s blindfolded chasing a game
and the crowd let you know when you score
without eyes

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 I was watching a blind man play football
and it re-shaped the world that I view
and with ev’ry touch well it showed me so much
and it changed everything that I knew
in my life

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/blind-faith-in-the-game/