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Waiting!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Just five short days Togo
and I am waiting, waiting,
anticipating a veritable
feast of football.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When Iran yesterday
my thoughts turned to
also rans: Ecuador, Angola,
Trinidad and Tobago, Saudi Arabia.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Eating a Brazil nut,
I wondered if England
Ghana defeat the favourites or
be paralysed with fear.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Of course the prospect of
a meeting with the old enemy, Germany
awaits should we get through
our group as expected.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 World Cup Wall Chart is
pinned lovingly to the wall;
sea of colour staring out at me
lies temporarily empty.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Thirty two teams, all
with a chance of winning,
at least on paper,
but matches aren’t won on paper.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 I could make a Korea
out of predicting the results,
but, no doubt there will be shocks.
Remember Senegal four years ago?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Winner will surely come from
one of the favourites:
Brazil, Argentina, France, Italy
and England? Maybe, just maybe.

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Notes

64 games and I’m like a little boy again – I just can’t wait!!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/waiting/