Can poetry power help England win the Ashes again?

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Could this poem help England retain the urn?

In a desperate attempt to ensure England win their third Ashes series on the trott, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have turned to poetry power to unite the Ashes squad together.

The poem, called #RISE, has already struck a chord with both the players and Barmy Army fans as well.

The poem is shown in full below:

#RISE

History will soon be made,
Upon the board,
Their honours engraved.
Nerves on edge, muscles tighten.
Jaws are set, knuckles whiten.
A dot ball passes, atmosphere heightens.
Those left standing: gods among titans.
They’ll deliver the fight, session by session.
The nation’s pride their only obsession.
For one. For all.
The bat.
The ball.
Old scores. New clashes.
Together we’ll Rise
For The Urn.
The Ashes.

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