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Homeless World Cup Winners 2004

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 No cavalcade when they returned,
No crowds in the arrivals hall.
Despite heroic glory earned,
They were not recognised at all.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 No marching bands for them to meet,
No roofless double-decker bus,
No minister for them to meet,
No press, no waving flags, no fuss.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 An unbelievable display
From World Cup winning Boys in Green,
But in the Ireland of today
They slunk back to the streets unseen.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 But huddled in their rugs at night,
Their dreams unravelled and unfurled
Fly up above the earth and write
That they are champions of the world.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/homeless-world-cup-winners-2004/