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Four-Four-Two :(The best poem about Soccer,ever.)

A Poem of Two Halves

two halves,
first one side
then the other,
to and fro
contesting middle-of
-the-park, 4-4-2,
Versus 5-3-2,
Yellow Card!Red
Card!Yellow Card!Red
Card!, the touchline
fight, the linesman’s
Flag! waving vainly,
As the Home fans
Roar ” OFF SIDE!!”
No doubt Still
It’s a
G O A L
And
The
AWAY fans
Go away
HAPPY !

(This performance poem works best with large classes split into 2 groups and have them alternately “ooh” and “aah” terraces style,at the end of each line.it has proved to be the most performed and enduring of all in my poetry masterclasses in schools over the years)