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Collapsed

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I looked up at the clock
Orange lights said seconds to go
Heading into extra time
Falling further into the night.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A pass sliced through us
From midfield to the striker
He tussled with a defender
Then thundered towards the goal.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I chased after him to make a tackle
My breath pounding as I hunted
But there was no stopping him
Just the striker and the goalkeeper.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 He pulled back his leg and swung
I witnessed with a sinking feeling
The goalkeeper was in no man’s land
As the ball met its destiny.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 When it hit the back of the net
I crumbled to my knees
Half the stadium erupted with passion
I only saw sweat on our faces.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 We all fall down
Them with ecstatic reactions
Us with chaotic despair
The grass becomes a kingsize bed.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 A night a hero is made
But sprawled out on this pitch
I have given it all up
Until the next time I walk out the tunnel.

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Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/collapsed/