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Refugee football in Syria

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Imagine you’re a terrified child
Fleeing persecution and danger
Betrayed by those you call your own
It’s a given you’d be brimming with anger

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 They channel their fury on the field
Without doubt a powerful release
There’s an inner rage firing within
Grave expressions craving peace

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Yaa Muhammad!” “Yaa Ustad!”
At Barr Elias they called my name
I’m proud I’m not a cause for fear
Thanks to the beautiful game

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 number7

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Notes

Imagine you’re a terrified child
Fleeing persecution and danger
Betrayed by those you call your own
It’s a given you’d be brimming with anger

They channel flashbacks and fury on the field
From their nightmares a powerful release
There’s an inner rage roaring within
And grave expressions just craving peace

“Yaa Muhammad!” “Yaa Ustad!”
At Barr Elias they called me by name
I’m proud I’m not a cause for fear
Thanks to the beautiful game

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© emdad rahman

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/refugee-football-in-syria/