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World Cup Haikus 1- 6

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 WORLD CUP HAIKU1
A Rainbow Nation
Arcs across the shanty towns
Bulldozed for football.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 WORLD CUP HAIKU2
Green Point Stadium,
Stares out at Robben Island:
Ghosts stare from cells.
(Nelson Mandela’s prison: the old and the new)

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 WORLD CUP HAIKU3
A Rainbow Nation,
Trapped in its mythologies:
The Beautiful Name.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The Cape of Good Hope
Is unfurled by Africa:
See the naked truth.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But the world will see
Only what it wants to see:
The Beautiful Game.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 WORLD CUP HAIKU4
1992,
Bloody massacres occur:
Boipatong Township.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 A small child survives,
That small child is now a man:
Aaron Mokoena.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 This captain strides out
From massacre’s memories;
He leads a nation.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 (South Africa’s captain’s life and times)

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 WORLD CUP HAIKU5
The Custodian!
Hail Itumelong Khune:
Squatter camp hero.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 (South Africa’s goalkeeper’s life and times)

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 World Cup Haiku 6
Why a Football is Round Haiku

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 The ball is a sphere,
Because if it was oblong,
It would hurt your ear.

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 (The roundest ball ever say FIFA. Crikey say the goalies. It’s dodgy. The Jabulani ball from Adidas ( the word translates as “To rejoice” from the IsiZulu).

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/world-cup-haikus-1-6/