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World Cup 2010 – Day 13

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 England 1 Slovenia 0 (Group C)

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 He stepped from the shadows, the rope in his hand,
As twilight descended to gloom,
Determined to pull off the mission as planned,
Despite all the merchants of doom.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The walls of the prison reached up to the sky,
The sentries looked down from their posts.
The moon disappeared as dark clouds floated by
Like large and preponderous ghosts.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The watch on his wrist seemed unbearably loud,
And he blanched at the deafening noise,
But he strode to the wall with a purpose unbowed,
As he quickly recovered his poise.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 He knew that he’d only get one single chance,
There wouldn’t be time for a second.
He grasped the rough coils and adjusted his stance,
As his moment of destiny beckoned.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Up, up flew the rope like a flickering snake,
Up, up through the chill autumn night.
The whole enterprise in that throw was at stake,
And he prayed it would turn out all right.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But his aim, like his heart was unerring and true,
And success the reward for his hope.
Though he waited in doubt for a second or two,
Till he felt a sharp tug on the rope.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Way up in the half-light, a figure appeared,
Silhouetted against the night sky.
And then in an instant the dark storm clouds cleared,
As the moon lit the scene from on high.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Down the long rope came the first blackened shape,
A second, then shortly a third,
Till all of the gang had made good their escape,
No longer in anguish interred.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 As they sat in the van, speeding through the dark town,
Wayne Rooney sat cracking his joints.
“What’s that in the bag, boss?” he asked with a frown,
And Fabio said, “It’s three points.”

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Back home in England, the country was shocked
To read the incredible tale.
But legend will tell opportunity knocked,
And Jermaine got the lads out of jail.

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Algeria 0 USA 1 (Group C)

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Don’t you love the excitement of last minute goals
When fans ring the Devil to barter their souls?
When the chance is created
And all breath is bated,
And your rivals are crumpled and so devastated?

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Don’t you love the excitement of last minute winners
When prayers of atonement rise up from the sinners?
When hearts start to flutter
And sceptics all mutter
And somebody’s hopes are despatched to the gutter?

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Don’t you love the excitement of last minute screamers,
Confounding the cynics and lifting the dreamers?
USA were delighted.
Ecstatic, excited
Slovenian prayers were most cruelly blighted.

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 Germany 1 Ghana 0 (Group D)

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Oh, let me be your Mertesacher, baby,
I’ll fight off each attacker for your hand.
They will slip on a banana
If they come at me like Ghana.
Oh let me be your Mertesacher,
I would even hold off Kaka,
Let me be your Mertesacher, babe.

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 Oh let me be your Bastian Schweinsteiger,
I would climb the Eiger for your love.
There are some who say I am
Just a little Phillip Lahm,
But I’m Bastian Schweinsteiger,
I’m as deadly as a tiger,
So let me be your Bastian Schweinsteiger.

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 I don’t want to be your Lucas Podolski,
Cos nothing I can think of rhymes with that.

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 Australia 2 Serbia 1 (Group D)

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.
Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 Keeper stuck out a limb, Tim
Keeper stuck out a limb.
But you smacked the ball past him, Tim,
Keeper stuck out a limb.

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.
Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 A goal you’ll never forget, Brett,
A goal you’ll never forget,
Vidic was all upset, Brett,
‘Bout the goal you’ll never forget.

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.
Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.

26 Leave a comment on verse 26 0 You spilled a ball on the park, Mark,
You spilled a ball on the park.
I suppose it was getting dark, Mark,
When you spilled a ball on the park.

27 Leave a comment on verse 27 0 Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.
Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.

28 Leave a comment on verse 28 0 This tale wasn’t written by Grimm, Pim,
This tale wasn’t written by Grimm.
Your chances were always slim, Pim,
And this tale wasn’t written by Grimm.

29 Leave a comment on verse 29 0 Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.
Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/world-cup-2010-day-13/