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Ghandi of the Football Stands

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 No swearing, no shouting,
no doubting the referee.
No taunting, no fighting,
the game no less exciting

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 to her.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Peaceful and gentle
in a sea of aggression,
fasting from hate
in an ocean of mean.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A goal brings a smile
while we punch the air,
a kiss when we miss
replaces despair

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 with dignity, with serenity
with half-time apples and tea.
She may not meet the standard
of Mahatma Ghandi,

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 no, she doesn’t fight Empire
but she makes me think
about the violence of words,
she preaches non-violence

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 with apples and tea.

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Notes

Editor
I love this poem by Ralph and even though he a Machester City season ticket holde, it’s still our poem of the week !
I had the great pleasure of working and staying with Ralph during Kick It Out Week.Ralph doesn’t fantastic work in Sheffield for Chantwriters and Football Unites Racsim Divides .Keep on Ralph.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/ghandi-of-the-football-stands/