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Ins and Outs

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Curtain falls,
Stage hand calls,
old silver boots,
new golden balls .

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Temporary euphoria,
Permenant amnesia,
forgotten times,
the future fears.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Summer breaks,
Winter fixes,
defending the poor,
striking the riches.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Fixtures moved,
Football sleeps,
legends stay,
wayfarers leave.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Mayday cries,
August saviours,
last season’s apointments
next year’s failures.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Merry go rounds,
Unhappy faces,
a messiah returns,
a manager pays.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Slate wiped clean,
Start again,
failures let go,
enter potential saints.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Summer Friendlies,
All out war,
team destroyed,
a player born.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 First day looms,
Stadia enlarged,
allegiance rewarded,
betrayers charged.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Curtain raises,
Today’s tomorrow.
future gambled,
past borrowed.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 “If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing.”

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/ins-and-outs/