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WC2014 Day 5 Ghana 1 USA 2

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The balance of the game lay with the Fates,
for points could well have gone to either team
but this time fortune smiled upon the States.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Dempsey pounced, the cat that got the cream.
The crowd was shaken. Ghana quickly stirred,
for points could well end up with either team.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Klinsmann’s men fought grimly, undeterred
by wave on wave of pressurized attack.
The crowd was shaking. Ghana’s ire was stirred.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And near the end, they got a great goal back,
result of a tremendous surge of will
and wave on wave of pressurized attack.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But football weaves its magic in Brazil
and yet again the pendulum swung round,
result of a tremendous surge of will.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Brooks headed firmly down into the ground
yet still the balance rested with the Fates.
Could once again the pendulum swing round?
No, this time fortune smiled upon the States.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-5-ghana-1-usa-2/