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Bra-zil Bra-zil 14 Haiku

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 passion hangs like clouds
on the street and in the ground
expectation soars

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 in this special place
where big smiles hide such hard lives
football lives and breathes

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 ev’ry time they play
fans by screens and sets will throng
right across the land

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 sea of yellow shirts
cardboard cut-out sunflowers
backdrop to it all

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 bigged up over-hyped…
on their shoulders in their eyes
you can feel the fear

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 César Luiz Marcello
anthems sung with heart and soul
as a country waits

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 teasing us again
in this noisy carnival
do we ask too much?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 wave on wave they come
only one thought in their heads
win win win Brazil!

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 like some half-penned book
still no finished article
this script will need work

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 picked apart like peas
in this golden waiting bowl…
poor old Cameroon

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 marching on they go
driven by that Samba vibe
yet to really shine

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 as the advert goes
like that TV song they sing
“Bra-zil…Bra-zil…..”

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 unconvinced but through
poor mistakes there at the back
they’ll face sterner tests

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 in the end it’s clear
even though they’re not their best
who will stop Brazil?

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Notes

I’ve kept this football and fan based.

Don’t get me started on the money aspect of it , the conditions for the poor in Brazil…and FIFA (Failing In Football Always).

Is there a worldwide petition to get Sepp out? Not that they’d listen.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/bra-zil-bra-zil-14-haiku/