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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
Spain
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.

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Notes

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

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