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
AWAY fans
Go away

(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 has proved to be the most performed and enduring of all in my poetry masterclasses in schools over the years)

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2 thoughts on “Four-Four-Two :(The best poem about Soccer,ever.)

  1. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Message flagged Friday, 6 April 2012, 18:56 A new comment has been added to your article or an article you are subscribed to on The Writers’ Circle website.

    The article:
    Four – Four – Two by louis kasatkin
    The comment (by Bogman):
    I like this very much. It looks good on the page but is even better when spoken. It gave me the confidence to post Hop Scotch a poem I wrote last year.


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