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peace one day …( football poets for peace)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 peace one day – just one day of peace
right across the world from the west to the east
easy to say – but it’s harder to do
one day of peace between me and you
one day of peace where they scrabble to survive
one day of peace for the barely alive
one little planet one world alone
and meanwhile football – look at how it’s grown
so why are we watching and scratching our heads
football in the world but a world in shreds
see it on the terraces see it in the stands
see it on the faces right across the land
thousands and thousands and everywhere the same
driven by a passion joined by a game
people united people with a dream
so much devotion for just a little team
and miilions of people together ev’ry week
football jokes football chants but no-one ever speaks

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 never heard a manager saying war must cease
never seen a footballer talking ‘bout peace
but wouldn’t it be brilliant and laugh at it you may
if people came together at a game to say..
we want peace and we want it right now
we all wanna see an end to war somehow
football for freedom football for peace
football crowds singing wanting wars to cease
no side to cheer for no need to win
what will it take for peace to begin

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 when will we realise we all have a choice
when will we twig it we all have a voice
when every little action everything we do
everything starts with me and with you
working on the street working in the home
far far away from the latest war zone
far far away from some countryside rally
far from the homeless sleeping in some alley
far from the violence happening next door
one day of peace for one day of war
one day of ceasefire right across the land
what will it take until we understand?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 peace one day – just one day of peace
right across the world from the west to the east
easy to say – but it’s harder to do
one day of peace between me and you

football’s so big..so much influence..pubs..the home..so powerful and
i just had this strange beautiful dream about stadiums full of football fans and players all over the world cheering screaming chanting playing and praying for peace…. are you sure that was just organic ginger- tea babe? dream on?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/peace-one-day-football-poets-for-peace/