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The Winning Goal

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Colossal forces collide
sweat and blood given
in sacrifice
in exchange for victory.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 For only one can walk away the winner
only one will be called champion.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The loser leaves their bruised and battered souls
on the field of play,
carrion for the crows.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Leaving their fans to hope for better days
in the seasons to come,
a taste so bittersweet.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 For the glory and spoils of conquest
are the victor’s to claim.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 They ignore the pain, anguish and bloody knees
as the game goes down to the wire,
down to the very last play,
nil to nil.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 In these final seconds
tension mounts as the teams tangle
and heroes emerge.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 The crowd stands
holding their collective breath
an eternity is captured
in a single moment.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Bodies crash,
as the ball takes flight.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Score.

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Notes

I am a rare American in that I love European football.

For more information on Michael Lohr please go to his website: http://www.internet.is/music/writer/michael_lohr.htm

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-winning-goal/