“The Game of Your Life”

This wonderful poem was shared with us by Dan Sheerin on Mack’s site. It is “a Celtic soccer song by Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice” and it is a poem of faith as well.

The Game of Your Life

Whatever way it’s kicked out, face the ball!
While wingers await delivery in space,
Centrefield must rise above the maul
And safely field, taking thought to place
The ball of fortune with the chosen one
And will him on to make the greatest use
Of what he’s given as he solos on;
Centrefield’s involved as play ensures.
For now’s the time when great men must redeem
The story of the game from death, defeat:
The game of life’s the story of a team
Who cannot rest until their task’s complete
To take the cup, the cup that cannot pass
And raise it up in glory for the mass.

Defending his goal

 

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