the state of things

 

Lions

by Elvis Shackleton - 08:49 on 19 June 2010

Bruised and twisted and beaten

The giants of Europe lie shattered and bloodied

On World Cup fields.


Germany, France and Spain,

Crushed by apathy or hubris,

Wracked by pain.


But not the English Lions,

Who stride the world stage unbeaten

Majestic in defence

On their way to

World Cup Glory.


The highest paid sportsmen in

English history.


But there's no amount of money can

Buy you

A sense of perspective.

 

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The Ball

'It's the worst ball ever,'

Said the England boss in some distress

Proving that he'd learned his English

From the English tabloid press


Yet there's no ball in the world

That will move in the right direction

When kicked by a balloon.


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