Football or Your Life

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 who here did not shudder deep
like some nightmare in our sleep
pictures we won’t want to keep
in this game of life

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 images on our TV
acts of inhumanity
countries in recovery
football or your life?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 shock and horror words fall short
in this world we’re tossed and caught
politics infringing sport
in this game of life

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 fragile lives on some coach floor
fear you’ve never felt before
would you leave or linger for
football or your life?



Still shocked by the news and images on TV.Sometimes I have nightmares about someone being deliberately attacked or killed at a football match. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to the family of the deceased driver and and to the injured players, their families and the Togo team .,This in the aftermath of the awful unprecedented attack on the Togo team bus and players on the eve of The Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. Editors

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/football-or-your-life/