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Football on Robben Island haikus~revisited

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Beautiful Game
Gave freedom-fighters respite
In freedom’s struggle.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Apartheid’s victims,
In Robben Island’s prison
Played the Peoples’ Game.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It was an escape,
But also an expression:
The need for new rules.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 When Rainbow colours
Pass the ball in harmony:
The Beautiful Game.

First published 2010.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/football-on-robben-island-haikusrevisited/