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Picking Sides

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I see you standing there in line
I hear the things they say
They slag you off and yell “Pick me!”
While you just wait and pray.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I see the biggest, best boys smirk
And join one captain’s team
They still believe that girls like you
Can’t have a football dream.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And that’s why you’re the last one picked
This scene is far from new
“And then they’ll put you in defence”
I guess. Of course, they do.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Whoever you are, I’m on your side
I see myself out there
I can tell that you’re a striker
But the boys don’t know or care.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I’m glad you just ignore them
And still put the ball in the net
‘Cause girl, your sport is on the up
Though the boys don’t know it yet.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 For now, throw all those taunts right back
And maybe you’ll go far
Got to be a star here to get any respect
And I smile, ’cause I see you are.

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Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/picking-sides/