1914. In No Man’s Land
German & English met, played football
while the guns stayed silent.
What this tells me is that football
is greater than war, and that the round ball
was and remains a force for peace.
No coincidence then, that neither
Bush nor Saddam are known for their prowess
at putting the ball between the posts. Before
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.