Just a game

Some say you are just a game.
But you are so much more. --
You are a jazz performance with every teammate playing a part.
The music is composed, structured, but every player can improvise, solo, shine. --
You are emotion.
Devastation battles euphoria over a moment, a game, a season, a lifetime. --
You are universal.
Religion, age, gender, class mean nothing to you.
From children to parents to families, slums to mansions, streets to stadiums, you are everywhere for everyone. --
You are a bridge.
You bring people together who would never have met without you.
You turn strangers into lovers, united by hearts beating the same rhythm. --
Some say you are just a game.
But we know better.