World Cup 2010 – Day 30

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Germany 3 Uruguay 2 (3rd and 4th place match)

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Some say the third and fourth place match is like a
Small aperitif before the feast,
A little tune upon the balalaika
Before the music volumes are increased.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It’s like the warm-up by some local crooners
Before the famous pop-group starts to play,
A day in Bray before the honeymooners
Fly out to their Seychelles hideaway.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Sometimes though the act that is supporting
Is better than the headline they precede.
The crowd is wowed by bands that are purporting
To merely fill an introduct’ry need.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The third place game itself is often fresher
Than the cautious fear-filled game that is to come.
The players operate without the pressure
Which liberates the footballer in some.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 A game to see who’s champions of the losers
Doesn’t instil bite into the tackles.
The players’ only role is to amuse us,
To entertain us, free from all the shackles.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 No-one really cares the Germans won it –
The semi-final’s where these two teams reached.
They’re tireder now than when they’d just begun it
But all their frailty’s already breached.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 So thank you and goodbye to these two nations,
Our taste buds have been primed, to say the least.
Let’s hope the Final reaches expectations
As two fine chefs prepare to serve the feast.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/world-cup-2010-day-30/