Get Up. Stand Up! For The Anthems.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I can hardly wait
For the wonderful anthems
A linking of arms
A poignant tear in the eye.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 At the start
Of each game
I admire the Love shown for one’s Nation,
By emotional singing and looks to the sky.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I’m often puzzled
When watching a team on occasion
Whose players
Don’t, won’t or quite simply can’t sing the words.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 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)

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 While South America’s
Wonderful rousing renditions
Remind me of those Mexican films
Of my teens.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Then Brazil and Italia’s
Elegant brass band compositions
Inspire two thoughts within me;
Great national anthem = great football team.



So bring on The National Anthems. I get kind of emotional listening to any one of them. Blinding!

Are there no words to Spain’s National Anthem or is it just me?

Or maybe there’s two? Answers please on a postcard!

Stay well, be lucky and keep smiling.



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/get-up-stand-up-for-the-anthems/