Poems tagged ‘#Me Too’

Ruined By A Kiss

we gazed enchanted here at home
as swept along each day
through early morning matches
on evenings far away
we sensed a #Me Too moment
a raised and valiant fist
the tournament that ebbed and flowed
until the dreaded kiss

we watched as bold newcomers shone
and favourites headed home
the Lionesses reached new heights
but they were not alone
as diff’rences on paper
for those without support
exposed a game still governed
by male power and thought

was I alone in feeling
excited how it’s grown
the stunning vibe among the fans
out there and back at home?
as rank outsiders shone then fell
and penalties were missed
how sad that now it’s over
we focus on a kiss

and how sad too that Spain’s success
unfolded in it’s way
to then be overshadowed
and tainted on that day
for though the Women’s game’s advanced
there’s still so much to do
it’s time for men to move aside
as we embrace the new
those dinosaurs who ruled so long
no longer can exist
we will not let this moment
be ruined by a kiss

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