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The Score

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Having missed a score of chances,
the goal the scorer thought he’d scored
was scratched off the scoresheet for offside,

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 so the scoreline remained scoreless.
A win would have secured the club-
their name inscribed on the cup.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Instead, they had a score to settle
with the referee, who manifestly
had not scored for seasons.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 As if to underscore the sore
feelings (the goal was a scorcher)
the forward fuelled the discord

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 by his scurrilous retorts to the linesman-
his scorching invective pouring scorn
on the poor man’s bloodline.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Perilously close to physical assault,
Security provided his sour encore-
he was summarily escorted from the pitch.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 His manager’s shrug offered little succour-
he’d been in the game long enough
to known the score.

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