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Day 19 Deja Vu (Haiku)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Watched the same match twice.
Africa knocks at the door.
Europe slams on hand.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But we saw football
from these two great continents
who can claim Zidane!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Lesson of the day?
Organization trumps skill;
more like war than art.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 War of attrition.
Close enough to make gamble,
then be torn apart.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Nigeria. Kings.
Beheaded by Pogba’s. Own
honourable ends.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Mesut’s was needed.
Kindergarten play in box.
Now he has more friends.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But here’s the Low down:
The outcome never in doubt
Schurrle. Ozil. Zwei.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Evra time they play,
Germany shares studs, not ball.
French are left to cry.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 But it’s more Klose now.
Will France avenge Eighty-two?
Forty? Their best team?

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Les Bleus have gone deep
alternate Cups since hosting.
Octennial dream.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/day-19-deja-vu-haiku/