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WC2018 Day 5

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Post-match….

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 stealing yards
and stealing points
does not a criminal make
but it does put a brake
on dashed dreams

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 it seems
we were just minutes
from another embarrassment
but all thanks to Harry Kane
who deftly heads away the pain

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 but first
he had to withstand the grappling
with Tunisian wrestlers
yet neither ref nor VAR discerning
which was ominously concerning

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 ~ # ~

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Pre-match….

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 “Pardon Mrs Arden, dog’s in the garden….”
and so was I, most of the weekend
so I only gained glimpses of the gala
to which I add something penned

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 but I was committed, to pulling weeds
a lá Southgate (Wilshere, Shelvey, Smalling)
landscaping, grooming and
(like Monty Don’s calling)
clearing out a corner (Godin, Gimenez… and hopefully Stones)

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 and that playful opening line above?
was me reminiscing back to days of yore….
given the date (Father’s Day)
for that was Dad’s favourite ditty
(every time he’d burp or fart)
but as far as I can recollect
it was the only part
he played in my poetic backcloth

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 but howandever, we’ll reconnect tonight
by phone across the Irish Sea
after (we hope)
a 3 Lions victory

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Notes

Monday 18th June 2018

Group F
Sweden 1-0 S Korea

Group G
Belgium 3-0 Panama
Tunisia 1-2 England

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2018-day-5/