Francis Duggan

In Football As In Life - Poem by Francis Duggan

'Tis sad that their gallant effort to nothing did amount
In sport as in life only winners seem to count
And though the winners did play a great game of football
Their effort it did come to nothing at all
The winners were surely the best team on the day
For the gallant losers only disappointment life too is this way
Though in their gallant defeat no reason for shame
The losers dressing room like a morgue after the game
The losing manager and players looking shattered in defeat
It was not their day and their misery complete
The losing fans disappointed whilst the winning fans cheer
Tonight in the hometown they will sing and drink beer
The difference between winning and losing great
In football as in life only winners celebrate.

Topic(s) of this poem: sports

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2016

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