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in Touch With Costa Rica..(just) 12 haiku

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Glasto then London
heading home now finally
trying to stay tuned

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 late on Sunday night
in this quiet carriage seat
signal comes and goes

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 eyes glued to the page
click refresh as updates change
still the match goes on

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 back home just in time
for those dreaded penalties
who will stand up tall?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 what goes through their heads?
diff’rent ways to shut it out
as they make that walk

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 no theatrics here
save the juddered stuttered run
as they thunder home

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 one by one they net
not a face that sniffs of fear
men of steely nerve

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 eight go in like fire
with each roar you know it’s near
will it never cease?

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 all or nothing now
ev’ry time our hearts go out
for the one who fails

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 in the end it’s done
Navas flies to punch away
Costa Rica through

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 many miles away
on Greek Islands grown men cry
from outside cafés

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 down in San José
in that football driven place
still a country dreams

A mad lightning striken day at Glastonbury and then an amazing Peace event at Wembley…but still I’m left trying to keep in touch with Costa Rica v Greece on the way back to Stroud on a late late train..

Couldn’t get the live link to work or hold..so reduced to Guardian updates and clicking refresh at each station..Wifi’s rubbish on First Great Western..

We pull in at 11.37. Run for the car. Back to the cottage. Where’s the remote?..Come on..come on..Yes.

Just in time to catch the first pen
Sometimes it’s even worth missing Dolly Parton!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/in-touch-with-costa-rica-just-12-haiku/