Love Is Taking Your Partner To Their 1st Game

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 if love is going one step more
or an extra mile for your brother
then taking your parter to their first game
ranks way-way above any other

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “It won’t just be men there – now promise?”
“Will they be the only girl ?”
All of those concepts just blown right away
as we entered that old and new world
and all of those years of “I don’t understand?”
and “do all of you guys feel the same?”
are suddenly gone with the dazzle and glare
in the moment of that first game

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 and you feel like a parent a carer a guide
with a child when they get their new bike
initial reactions and all the distractions
and it’s obvious what’s not to like?
you can dress it with all your flag-waving
you can blind us with stadium glare
you can bathe us in anthems before it begins
but this isn’t why we are here

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 it’s the banter the chatter the sign of the times
where away fans make all of the noise
in the decadent seats where they yawn as they eat
it’s a far cry from when we were boys
it’s a stroll in the park under floodlights
as the goals they pour in from the start
but it’s not just the football or skills on display
there’s another that’s stolen her heart

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 he’s graceful and focused and close to our seats
right here when we sit and we stand
yes she’s fallen in love with Anelka
and this wasn’t part of the plan!.
but his grace and his style has awakened her soul
and allowed her to suddenly see
what it is about football that moves us so much
that we turn it to this poetry

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 so if love is the answer – the light of the world
be it lover or mother or brother
then taking your partner to their first game
still ranks way above any other



Champions League:Chelsea 5 Genk 0.Wed 19th Oct 2011

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/love-is-taking-your-partner-to-their-1st-game/