The way the birds move

Some birds flit, jagging through the air
Others glide, curvingly smooth
When you’re out walking, do you stop and stare?
Do you notice?
The way the birds move

90 minutes

Strong tackle, nice flick
Now they’ve got a corner kick
Bounce, head, hits the pole
Dribble, tackle, dive, roll
Ref’s eyes, card of yellow
Puffed cheeks, needs to mellow
Swift feet, good control
WHAT A BEAUTY! WHAT A GOAL!
Crowds roar, number 9
Well, already, half-time!
Attempts, possession, stats say…
Back on pitch, back to play
Clever turn, watch ’em dance
Can’t predict it, still a chance
Onside, IN NET – EQUALISER!
Only 20, what a riser
Off and on, substitute
Blasts in, space to SHOOT
Too high, never dips
Nice try, final minutes
Win or not, ends the same:
Whistle blows
Another game.