No Football Today ~ Song for Sala

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 so much talent taken
all the broken dreams
all the hopes you harbour
for your chosen team
from the very moment
you first kicked a ball
from the time you start to climb
longing for it all
so much promise gone like snow
cruelly snatched away
still they search to find you
no football today

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 when the game seems futile
out there on the street
maybe we should let the match
beat a swift retreat
maybe we should make a stand
stay at home and say
life is more important
no football today

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 why do these things happen?
no-one here can say
catch your breath and squeeze your hands
find the space to cancel plans
wonder when we’ll understand
how precious this life..
still no rhyme or reason
no one can explain
sometimes you just have to say
no football today

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 1 on the verge of something
dreams of being new
suddenly it’s tugged away
nothing you can do
once again at times like this
pinch yourself and say
life can be so cruel
no football today


Emiliano Sala
(Born 31 Oct 1990. Disappeared 21 January 2019)

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/no-football-today-song-for-sala/