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I am England

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Unlike the Shamrock Emerald Isles
Plucky Irish folk celebrate
St George stirs doubtful scorn
“Racists hero,” the nervy debate

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 ‘I am England’

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Liberator of stricken damsels
St George the dragon-slayer
Patron saint of England
More a multi national Mayor

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 ‘I am England’

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Animal Guardian in Lithuania
In Beirut, a guard, soldier and Priest
Treasured in Catalonia
Cherished in the Middle East

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 ‘I am England’

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 No barriers, no blockades
Cheer Ingerland one and all
No dark shadow of racism
In the union of football

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 ‘I am England’

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Celebrate the beautiful game
Glittering road show to enthral
Football the sport of the world
Belongs equally to us all

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 ‘I am England’

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Football leads on unity
‘I am England’ rings loud and clear
To play, watch, converse openly
To live free without fear

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 ‘I am England’

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Verses rouse the conscience
Puskas to tragic King Lear
Elegy links to England and St George
From the quill of the Bard Shakespeare

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 The game’s afoot: Follow your spirit,
and upon this charge,
Cry ‘God for Harry, England,
and Saint George!’

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 ‘I am England’

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 Wharton to Wright – Phillips
Fulfilled the schoolboy dream
Tis now the point to pen
A black English football team

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 ‘We are England’

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 James, Anderson, Cole, Wright
Campbell, Cunningham, Rio,
You’ll never beat Des Walker
Ince, Palmer, Barnes, Defoe

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 Number 7
(c) Emdad Rahman

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/i-am-england/