A poem to celebrate the Welsh national football team’s achievement in reaching their first World Cup Finals since 1958
The Moon is not a Dream Anymore
(Inspired by Wales v Ukraine, 5th June 2022, FIFA World Cup Play-off Final)
The last time we were there Pelѐ had the world at his feet and man had not set foot on the moon but the moon is not a dream anymore. Sixty-four years of heartache dissolved right in front of us, on Leckwith grass; distant space I used to rush and the moon is not a dream anymore. The Tredegar Boys know. The Merthyr Boys know. The Llangynwyd Boys know. The wild expanse of Cymru knows. The moon is not a dream anymore. We Inherit The Past inscribed on our flags. When God Created Joe Allen He Was Just Showing Off, emblazoned too. The heavens opened, Dafydd Iwan soaked us in anthem, and Wales reigned. Hail! Hail! Gareth Bale!