The news today on all the stations
Is crowned by German jubilations
This year’s Mannschaft takes the Cup
And the Berlin crowds all lap it up!
The Gaza Strip takes second place
The victims mount – it’s a disgrace
The blue star in the Middle East
Fights shy of a lasting peace.
What a world we live in – it’s gone mad
That football reigns is very sad
The things that matter are neglected
Belgium’s Government – not selected!
It should be warm as it’s July
But the sun has teardrops in its eye
Could our frivolity be the cause?
Who knows – but maybe we should pause …
(c) Poet in the woods 2014
13th July: Germany beats Argentina 1 - 0 in extra time