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.
2 thoughts on ““The Game of Your Life””
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation…” it is inspiring that Mack was not among them.
Dean Brady, I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I only just read about it in the latest Penn Stater issue. Please also share my condolences with your wife, as I took one of Elizabeth’s journalism courses in 2007. In fact, I will never forget sitting in her class as news broke of the Virginia Tech shooting. She carried on with professionalism and poise, continuing to teach in the most current and tragic of events. Your posts about Mack are touching, and I look forward to following your blog. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kaitlyn Marchek, ’09