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Commitment

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 So this is commitment, eh?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Guarding a gaping goal
in the pouring rain
and my thumb still purple and swollen
from last weeks misadventures

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 when I should be watching
the Arsenal game,
not sacrificing my team
to play
for my team.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 12-1
stuffed
hammered
every goal hurts
and I shouldn’t even be here
to suffer it.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Kind words from the opposition
“awesome game, kid”
“you made some great saves”
“you’re a fantastic keeper”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 And our strikers stolid insistence
“could have been fifty –
they beat a team last week 22-4
don’t beat yourself up about this”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 yes. awesome game.
some fantastic saves.
but 12-1
and I missed the Arsenal game.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 So this is commitment eh?

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