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WC2014 Day 30 Rest Day

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Neymar’s smashed vertebrae,
Tim Cahill’s volley,
van Persie’s speed of thought,
Casillas’ folly.
Nigerians, Algerians, fate was unkind –
all kinds of everything revolve in my mind.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Rodriguez spectacular,
Herrera’s song.
Suarez’ face told us
he had done wrong.
Fred and Jo, English woe,
Italians behind –
all kinds of everything revolve in my mind.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Gallant Swiss, Russian miss,
Messi on song,
Japanese clean up the stands,
Germany too strong.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Wild Costa Ricans,
Ronaldo subdued.
Samba, it’s party time –
get in the mood.
Sorry Phil, poor Brazil,
pause and rewind –
all kinds of everything revolve in my mind.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 United States at the gates,
French and Belgians too.
At the death, there’s bated breath
but shocks are just too few.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Oh, Swan Lakes, water breaks,
vanishing spray.
Diving is thriving
in our modern way.
Corner balls, someone falls,
the referee’s blind –
all kinds of everything revolve in my mind.
Yes, all kinds of everything revolve in my mind.

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Notes

Not really into heavy metal but couldn’t resist this old Dana classic…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-30-rest-day-2/