Njousi Abang


The God Of Football - Poem by Njousi Abang

Football communicates different messages
And generates different emotions
To different people at different places
Across the globe and much more on the arena
Where real action takes sway and pulls the strings
That makes the music as sweet as sweet can be
 
As soon as the game starts
Rival teams and their supporters
Set out to pray to different Gods throughout the game
As the actions unfold and bring the victory home
They use different languages and styles
For their dream team to win
For the stakes are high
That set all alert
 
The blast of the whistle sets the ball rolling
In different directions at different times
And men's hearts begin to throb
As they intensify their play and prayers
And cheer up their favourites
And boo their opponents
And faults unaccounted
In a game that sends
Thousands of actors
And actresses assailed
By all kinds of emotions there
As the game gradually rolls on

As all these different people
Get mad with expectations
And pitifully appeal
To the gods to intervene
And grant their hearts desire
During the playful game
The gods sit and laugh
At the folly of humankind
That asks for what he has
But cannot take full control
To drive the victory home
 
In football, victory resides
Only with those who work
As hard as they can go
In a team that knows
How to share and sacrifice
For each other's sake
As freely as a team can do
With all the time they have
To make their talents shine
In a heart that is cold
And focused on the goal
That the team sets for itself
Till the match pulls to an end.


Comments about The God Of Football by Njousi Abang

  • Sharad Juneja (4/13/2012 9:13:00 AM)


    hey bro...make it rhyming and make it subtle... it is sounding like a narration.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 13, 2012



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