Burnley or the Bernabéu

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We fall in love with football
Almost unconsciously
The exact moment like birth not remembered
Perhaps fragments of infancy posited
Alongside childhood dreams
And growing pains

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The sweet confusions
And contradictions of this contrary game
a patch of grass a blur of boots
a swarm of infinite passes and goals
Hopes rise eternal and dashed through
The canals and capillaries of the heart
Joy pulsates, oil for our joints seen better days

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Whether Burnley or the Bernabéu
The songs remain the same.


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/burnley-or-the-bernabeu/