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World Cup 2006 Day Twenty Eight

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 If

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 If we’d have overcome the Swiss
Instead of merely drawing,
Would we be thanking God like this,
Or would they call us boring?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Would everybody hail our play,
Our football free and flowing?
Or would they jump back with dismay
At where the game was going?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Would journalists write reams of prose
To praise our contribution?
Or would they nearly come to blows,
Demanding retribution?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Would Kilbane, Hartey, John O’Shea
Be idolised by millions?
Worshipped for that sacred day
They scuppered the Brazilians?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Would peace descend on Johnny Giles?
Would Brady be delighted?
Would Eamonn’s face dissolve in smiles,
His love at last requited?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Would neutral fans be on our side
And will us on to glory?
Would we be borne upon the tide
To finish off the story?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Would our panache make millions wince?
Would breaths be truly bated?
Or would we have crashed out long since,
Unloved, unmourned, outdated?

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/world-cup-2006-day-twenty-eight/