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Branded

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 1 Here’s a scarf son.
It doesn’t read Nike
but it does say victory
with the badge I sewed.
Round and round with
the thread and the needle
covering the stain of dashed dreams.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Here’s a scarf son.
It doesn’t read Adidas
or Puma but it does
say brotherly love
with the badge I sewed.
Round and round with
the thread and the needle
covering the sweat of almost.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Here’s a scarf son.
It doesn’t read Gola
but it does say last
second before the whistle
with the badge I sewed.
Round and round with
the thread and the needle
covering teardrops of despair.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 2 Here’s a scarf son.
It doesn’t read Matchwinner
But it does say loyalty
with the badge I sewed.
Round and round with
the thread and the needle
covering the hope that kills you.

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Notes

This is about a scarf from 1975 still in use.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/branded/