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Day 09 : Samba smile

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 South Africa v Slovenia
Croatia v Italy
Brazil v China

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Radebe
Hadda be
On top of his game
Even though Slovenia, were incredibly lame
Far too tame
Missing their one big name
Who let his fame
Go to his head, and so like Roy Keane
Zahovic, can no longer primp and preen
On the world stage
And he’ll live to regret, into his old age
His indiscipline, his falling out, his emotional outburst
And so he’ll never become a living legend, like Geoff Hurst

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 ***

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 II

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 the heart beats
rhythmically
in time, with the needs
of the body
it bleeds
at time of hurt
it quickens
with a spurt
when in sport
it is aroused
wherever love is housed
likely as not, a stadium
like Sapporo
where the sorrow
will linger tomorrow
for the vanquished
their hopes squished
and their heart-rending
is our happy ending

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 the ticker
beats quicker
as hope soars
when someone, like Beckham, scores

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 the French heart
now under duress
pines
for the days of Platini, Tigana and Ghiresse

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 so how many more shocks
can our hearts take?
but still, the World Cup rocks
despite, and because of, all the heartache

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 fortunately
the heart beats, in Samba style
as the Brazilians bring, their familiar smile

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Notes

For the record :

South Africa 1-0 Slovenia
Croatia 2-1 Italy
Brazil 4-0 China

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/day-09-samba-smile/