Almanac Poetry: Do it for them
So here we find ourselves again,
All in this little room
And out the door’s the place
Where we’ll meet destiny or doom.
Your focus now will be, should be
on your direct opponent.
But there’s some value to be had
in taking just a moment,
To think not about who you’re watching
But who’ll be watching you.
A win’s the highlight of your week
But it’s their highlight too,
Farmer, tradie, nine to five
All with their own trouble,
All sit beyond the fence tonight
Also within this bubble.
We’re all within the sports world now
The other world can wait,
With all its inequality
Neglect, oppression, hate.
And all who came to see us,
Will have reason to continue,
They’ll find happiness in the worst of times
Depending on what’s in you.
So don’t forget all that’s at stake
As we for glory strive,
A skilful play might make their night
A win could make their lives.