Orange or Red

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The greatest show on earth,
The venue for the exponents
Of the beautiful game,
To show their talent
In few hours will come to close.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The good and great
Brazil, Italy, Germany and Argentina
Kaka, Ronaldo, and Messi
Are all but a memory,

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 England?
Ah England,
Green’s butter fingers,
Rooney’s barren spell,
And the squad that
Would be pushed to limits
Against any Conference league side.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Like millions of Brits
Faced with an impossible decision
Who to support?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Holland
Land of clogs, canals, cannabis cafes,
Heineken, Tulips and Van Gogh or
Land of sunny beaches, cheap booze,
bullfighters and Picasso.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Which colour will prevail?
Orange or Red
Who to support?
It’s too close to call.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 In Sun City
Two nations poised upon
Threshold history
Battle in front of thousands
And Billions on Television
Round the globe
And join the celebration
Paint the town
Orange or Red.


Started to write this 20 minutes before kick off, finished it 15 minutes in to match.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/orange-or-red/