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Team Selection

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Why wasn’t I picked?
Why weren’t you picked?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I wasn’t picked cos I’m fat
Why weren’t you picked?
I wasn’t picked cos I’m rubbish
Why weren’t you picked?
I wasn’t picked cos I’m black

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 All of us, the unpicked, knew then
That a different kind of rejection
Had surfaced.

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Notes

Based on an incident at school, when a new boy lined for team selection during games.
A gang of us were used to not getting picked, but we were shocked when this new boy was rejected and he knew exactly why.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/team-selection/