There is something to be said
that trumps any negativity held
by those doubters of the world
about the sport known as football.
To be clear, I refer to that
which in the States is called soccer.
But that aside, what football can do
to unite the world is splendid!
Football is a common language
a common love, a common passion.
It is belov’d by many, despis’d by few
and in so it draws the many together in joy.
Let the World Cup be a testament
to humanity’s virtuous passion for friendship.
Despite playing under different flags
or wearing different jerseys, we are all human.
We share a common love for football.
So when the Sun sets in a month
when the World Cup leaves Brazil,
what will be remember’d?
The riots, the protests, or the games and the fun?
I doubt the former and choose the latter.