Football’s Burning Heart

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Up and down towns Saturday
Shops bristle with a quieter life
Roads congest a little less
Whilst at football grounds
Hearts and Souls meet
Join in prayer and love
And bond hope with faith
As songs break through clouds
Pierce the peace of heaven
And drag God from His day of rest
To bear witness to the offside rules
Which even Moses struggles to understand
The hotly debated goals (depending who you support)
Amid the denied penalties the professional fouls
The disputed wins the celebratory shirts red carded
Opinions raging racing coursing cursing
Up and down towns Saturday.



ParryMaguire (2004)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/footballs-burning-heart/