I can hardly wait
For the wonderful anthems
A linking of arms
A poignant tear in the eye.
At the start
Of each game
I admire the Love shown for one’s Nation,
By emotional singing and looks to the sky.
I’m often puzzled
When watching a team on occasion
Don’t, won’t or quite simply can’t sing the words.
My brain gets further befuddled
At this seemingly lack of emotion
When singing an anthem as one together
Quite clearly shows that the team has accord (sic)
While South America’s
Wonderful rousing renditions
Remind me of those Mexican films
Of my teens.
Then Brazil and Italia’s
Elegant brass band compositions
Inspire two thoughts within me;
Great national anthem = great football team.