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Euro 2004 … summer of football love (& fluff)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 as flowers reach for sun
and waves for the shore
so we strive
again – again
while flags fly from bars and cars
and children dream
a nation waits silent now
all longing for the day

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 familiar now – this patriotic feeling
bathed here in strange and endless sunlight
this ancient land of myth and fable
like knights of yore in deathly pageant
less bloody now but still the passion
still strong with fervour
and still the yearning
for some far distant glory

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 and you and i with beers and tears
and haggendaz
dorito dips and street-side chips
will watch and wait like spiders
in many coloured shirts
like flowers striving
toward the gold
clinging praying that we as one
embrace the vibe
and play the dream

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 and so it comes- one chance for all
lo – let the games begin
as hearts yearn and voices cry as one
for all that’s fine
and all that’s good
no violence – just human spirit
rising as one in this
forever changing
still beautiful game
welcome to europe
welcome to football’s summer of love

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 as flowers reach for sun
and waves for the shore
so we strive
while flags fly from bars and cars
and children dream
a nation awaits- silent now
all longing for the day

hard to believe this site started just before Euro 2000 when we tossed a few footie poems into this space…and now here we are some 3700 odd poems later..funny old game football poetry..thank you..

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2004-summer-of-football-love-fluff/