The Ecstasy and the Agony

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Success is counted sweetest
By those who don’t succeed.
To win a World Cup Final,
Some goals to score you need.
Sure, you can save a penalty,
Can hit the post or bar,
But if you don’t put ball in net,
It’s near and yet so far…

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 21/8/23
Denys E. W. Jones



The ecstasy of reaching the Final, the agony of losing, to Spain, one-nil, Sunday 20th August 2023. As with my earlier poem, Sweet Success, for this one I am indebted to Emily Dickinson’s Poem 67.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-ecstasy-and-the-agony/