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My Finest Football Moment

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 My finest football moment
Still warms my heart today
I scored a total screamer
I heard the opposition say

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Was I nine or ten or older
Those facts I can’t recall
But I still can feel that moment
When I volleyed that football

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It soared across the acres
My eyes can still see yet
The keeper barely moving
As it sailed into the net

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A shot from such a distance
I saw, this truth is pure,
To that distant low horizon
and the earth’s curvature

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I left the field to handshakes
They were amazed at what I’d one
But still it made no difference
We lost the game, 9-1

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Notes

A true story, unfortunately. I scored from 30-odd yards as a nipper, and in my mind’s eye I’m sure I can still see the earth curving away as I was so far out when I shot. And we did lose 9-1. My school team was rubbish.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/my-finest-football-moment/