1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Just back from Austin, Texas
(Somewhat jet-lagged from the flight)
Where a local press deemed the Mexican teams chance of success,
After their highly publicized prep, at the very best…slight.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I’m reminded of a favourite poem of mine*
By Edna St. Vincent Millay
That out of nowhere came to my mind
On their result of yesterday.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends–
It gives a lovely light”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Could de rigueur training regimes involving spartan lives
Be past their sell by-date?
Who knows? But after a couple of nights on the lash, the team has thrived,
So maybe there’s something to be said for a squad…
What goes out and parties late?


This poem is inspired by a news item that caught my eye while I was away on holiday. Well I couldn’t actually miss it…seeing as it was replayed on T.V nearly every morning and evening. Oh and have the Mexican team and their massive following of fans shown The Whole Wide World exactly how…to sing a national anthem?

Go well, be lucky and keep smiling.


*First Fig. by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/mexico-2/