Monday, June 30, 2014

"soccer world cup"

What better demonstration of the truth,
That every race, if given half a chance,
Has strength, and natural talents that, forsooth,
Transcend the bigotry and circumstance
Of unkind history. Aggressors fight
To dominate a color, creed or race,
But when East, West, North, South, Black, Brown or White,
Meet on a level, equal, playing space,
With rules, traditions, referees to keep
Them honest, competition beautiful,
That sets at naught, the history of sheep
Oppressed by wolves, gives a most bountiful
Display of passion, rivalry, and skill,
Amid the wild beauty, of Brazil

~ Maurice Isaac, Gray Flannel Tramp