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The fighter

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 You think you deserve this,
you played some football match,
you earnt plaudits,
you got paid £100,000 a week,
you got a good looking model girlfriend,
you think you earnt all this,
you think you are some great fighter,
conquistador,
matador,
bull.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A child, barely the size of your arm,
barely weighing more than you hand,
is vomiting,
bleeding,
dying,
slowly,
in his father’s arms,
in her mother’s bossom,
should have left this world,
days ago,
but still fighting.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 You want to fight for something,
fight for him,
fight for her.

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Notes

Niger – www.dec.org.uk

Wanted to write something like this for while. Not as refined as I would have liked it to be but the message is clear enough.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-fighter/