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Play Football, Not War

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 1914. In No Man’s Land
German & English met, played football
while the guns stayed silent.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 What this tells me is that football
is greater than war, and that the round ball
was and remains a force for peace.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 No coincidence then, that neither
Bush nor Saddam are known for their prowess
at putting the ball between the posts. Before

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 between them, they plunge our round world
into darkness, can I suggest a game of Soccer
might settle their differences without the need for blood.

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Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/play-football-not-war/