When it comes to sport, there's a divide
Players, and those who watch inside:
Yelling at the T.V. screen
Consuming beer – know what I mean?
It's a mystery why a muddy ball
So many millions can enthral
How normal life is put on hold
And a plethora of flags unfold!
This year the Russians bear the brunt
Of this fervour on the sporting front
Police en masse survey “fan zones”
Cacophony of mobile phones …
The draw is made, the teams prepare
Sharp tactics in this cool June air
An erratic, roller-coaster ride
Politics is brushed aside...
“Le Foot” as Belgians call it here
Overrides the normal sphere
All eyes upon that speeding ball
But I don't get it – not at all!
(c) Poet in the woods 2018
World Cup 2018 June 14th - July 15th 2018