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When the Final Whistle blows

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When the final whistle blows,
The match comes to a close,
The players head for bath or shower,
The fans to pub or home.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The journalists file their reports,
And tell in crisp, terse prose
Of targets hit and chances missed,
Of Villains and Heroes.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And just like Football, Life’s a game,
With players, rules and goals.
Though not confined to ninety mins,
It too draws to a close.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 So, when the Referee dictates:
“Your time is up, les jeux sont faits”,
What then, I ask, shall be my fate?
Who knows where I will go?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 What destiny must I await,
When that Last Whistle blows?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 12/7/08
Denys E. W. Jones

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/when-the-final-whistle-blows/