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Perspective

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Sons losing mothers
Daughters losing dads
Striker misses an open goal
Where’s the tragedy?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Boys without dads
Girls minus mums
Goalkeeper dives over the ball
Where’s the tragedy?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Mothers without sons
Dads deprived of daughters
Linesman flags inappropriately
Where’s the tragedy?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Mothers devoid of daughters
Dads sans sons
Ref fouls up
Where’s the tragedy?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Husbands losing wives
Wives losing husbands
Relegation staring in the face
Where’s the tragedy?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Adults pining for partners
Children without siblings
Administration and points docked
Where’s the tragedy?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 This constant overuse
of an emotive word
drives me crazy …
Heyssel yes
Hillsborough yes
Bradford yes
Ibrox yes
Munich yes

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Granted, read this from the top one way
and the answer’s palpable

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 But look again
re-read the first six stanzas
then think …
gone to school
gone to work
at a meeting
down the the pub
off to the shops;
put on a positive spin
imagine no life in tatters
and then it’s obvious –
football matters

What a coincidence – see similar topic explored in S B Ingle’s : Here Is The Nooz… which was posted up on the same day

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/perspective-3/