Football Sonnets

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The dazzling boots of Maradona
The twists and turns of Cruyff
The cool of Kaiser Beckenbauher
We couldn’t get enough
The goals of our King Kenny
The smiles of Emlyn Hughes
Football has a 1000 poems
So many more to choose

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The dignity of Pele
The strength of big Ron Yeats
The wisdom of Bill Shankly
Welcomed home through Heaven’s Gates
The genius of Jock Stein
The cool of Bobby Moore
The songs the chants and commradeship
It’s what we all love football for

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The passion of Eusebio
The tricks of Jair a dream
Whilst Roger Milla’s rhythmic hips
Now all too rarely seen
The blessed boots of Henry
Pitched to combat Rooney’s youth
Still football (just like love) will give us
Freedom, but the truth?



ParryMaguire (2004)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/football-sonnets/