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On keepers (again)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Someone once said
“the goalies are different”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 we wear long sleeves,
and gloves all year,
and most of us
are immune to fear.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 often pivotal
always blamed,
still number one,
thats my claim.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 allowed the ball in our hands,
the world at our feet,
allowed to carry
the world’s heartbeat.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 forced to hear the cruel crowd,
but standing tall,
unphased,
– and proud.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 we’re the guardians of the network,
the best position to be had,
suffering the immense pressure,
little wonder we’re all mad.

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Notes

Think of this next time you are about to insult a keeper who is not Jens Lehmann.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/on-keepers-again/