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WC2014 Day 27 Brazil 1 Germany 7

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Stunned. We watched, transfixed in wonder. Shaking.
The hosts (Brazil!) sunk on the German reef.
Public humiliation of a nation.
Car-crash football. History in the making.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The cornerstone of football quickly flaking,
embossed with the Brazilian motif.
Public annihilation of a nation.
Stunned, we watched, transfixed in wonder, shaking.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The holes in the defence were quite breathtaking –
we watched it all unfold in disbelief.
Public emasculation of a nation.
Car-crash football. History in the making.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A nation’s soul on live TV was aching.
This should have been a light aperitif.
Public capitulation of a nation.
Stunned, we watched transfixed, in wonder shaking.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 It seemed as though the earth itself was quaking
and on and on it went without relief.
Public appropriation of a nation.
Car-crash football. History in the making.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The juggernaut sped down the hill, not braking
and, long before the bottom, came to grief.
Public deforestation of a nation.
Stunned. We watched, transfixed in wonder. Shaking.
Car-crash football. History in the making.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-27-brazil-1-germany-7/