WC2014 Day 7 Chile 2 Spain 0

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Oh let us not remember them this way,
made mortals of by Chilean young guns;
sloppy, misplaced passes, mis-timed runs,
a team that suddenly has had its day.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 All things must come to pass; and so this team
that ‘cross the football firmament once strode,
with one-touch passing, seamless as it flowed,
said sad farewell to one-too-many dream.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Let us regale the children not yet born
with tales of Xavi, Ramos, Iniesta.
Let not this sorry valediction fester,
as they troop off the football pitch forlorn.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Let songs be sung and fires scorch the night –
Del Bosque’s mighty army is no more.
Tired and humbled, battle-weary, sore,
but once, oh, how they set the world alight.


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-7-chile-2-spain-0/