We Share This (Pt. 4)

The Brasilian Community would like to thank the Boston Police and the people of Allston for their patience and understanding
by Michael Quigg   |   Friday, November 02, 2012

The Poetic Game by Michael E. Quigg - combining soccer and poetry

The celebration began before

Roberto Baggio's missed PK hit the ground

A room full of Brasileiros

jumping and screaming and hugging

I thought my mother might actually cry

she was so happy

After watching Dunga lift that trophy

there was only one thing left to do

Go to Allston

Allston, is where 90%

of Brazilian immigrants

to Boston end up and where

my mother and I lived when I was a wee lad

There was a party going on

e v e r y w h e r e

I sang songs I didn't know,

smiled at women I could never have talked to,

and danced

under the biggest flag I had ever seen

It was amazing

But for the first time in my life,

I felt as if I may have

missed out

growing up as I did

Missed out on something


Michael QUIGG

Club Domestic:
Mass United FC
Club Foreign:
Oxford United
A lifelong Bostonian, Michael travels in the worlds of both sport and art. He is the Director of PR & Media for Mass United FC, co-host of The SpeakEasy Cafe on BlogTalkRadio and a volunteer and open mic regular for Boston Poetry Slam. He’s a busy boy.