Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 3 days, 20 hours ago
Quality Bouts Rimes!
I missed that news item – pity for the town.
I must admit I never went to watch them – we were only ever there in the close season.
But we did spend many quality family […]
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 week, 5 days ago
Congrats D P
I’m sure the winning verses will flow soon enough!
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 weeks, 3 days ago
I see it in Monet
with his haystacks
and Rouen Cathedral
I see it in Hokusai
with his 36 views
of Mount Fuji
I see it in the curious cut-outs
of a demiurgic Matisse
repetition – but w […]
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 3 weeks, 3 days ago
thanks for sharing!
It made me lookup google maps straight away to trace your journey.
for all the coaching, I’m sure you got just as much out of the trip as your hosts did.
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 3 weeks, 5 days ago
I jog because….
I just about can
even though my muscles mutter obscenities at me
and extremities tingle
as the pain of sciatica and arthritis mingle
and internal organs spout the bleedin’ obvious – […]
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 month ago
a painful defeat
is like a heat-
it follows you
it tracks you
it locks on….
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month ago
Great poem, Mr Dulwich 😉
Being an ex-pat, I don’t get to many matches, but did get to first game of this season, Hampton & Richmond v Dartford. I love getting out to grass roots football.
And being a p […]
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 month, 1 week ago
Real Madrid v Juventus, CL Q-F. Real win 4-3 on agg, with last minute winning pen from Cristiano Ronaldo. Referee = Michael Oliver. 11/04/2018
Let’s start at the end
And just pretend
There was no e […]
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The best always go too soon.
He was such a shining light at the Bridge.
So sad that light is now extinguished.
But he will live forever in our memories
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 1 month, 2 weeks ago
you brightened up the Bridge
you became our Prince
once the “King” had departed
and you controlled games
in a way we’d never seen.
you gave us hope
where there was none
and all throughout your […]
There are many do it
Gazza blew it
queuing up at the gantry
all mic’d up and psyche’d up
all suited and recruited –
more for what they know
than how they can say it […]
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 3 months ago
CFC v WBA, 3-0
Goals: Hazard, Moses, Hazard
I attended this match
And brought my bairn
If the Prem be a pile of stones
We’re no longer top of the cairn
The atmosphere was mixed
The title beyond our r […]
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Despite the sample answers provided
my feeble attempts bore no fruit
wrong answer after wrong answer
ceaselessly followed suit
Teacher was also unimpressed
with the scribbles and shaky script
the shoddy […]
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 3 months, 4 weeks ago
A story I’d never heard before
so glad to see Rose added
to glorious football lore!
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 4 months ago
I’m doing it again –
a striker envisages an empty net
and takes aim
I espy a blank sheet
and set to with my pen
as do I
but I score out
than I lea […]
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 4 months, 1 week ago
But Paul, it’s that same sensitivity that has enabled this fabulous poem! Love it!
We’ve all been there!
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 4 months, 1 week ago
Yet have I to acquaint myself, with Spotify…
An absurdity to those
Who know only of Conte and Kante,
Morata and Hazard
I hark back
To the days of Kunta Kinte,
Bonetti, T […]
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 9 months, 3 weeks ago
And more nonsense please!
I’ve always been a big fan of Eddie’s!
Clik the mouse published a poem on Football Poets 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Laced up tight like a corset
And kicked, from Devon to Dorset
When can no longer be fully pumped
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18th May 2018 at 12:53 pm
But we did spend many quality family holidays there with friends.
My Dad was billeted out to Eardisland (just up the road) during the war.
See in context
10th May 2018 at 7:57 am
Lovely internal rhymes there Crispin. And I agree very much with the sentiment, although I reckon there’s plenty of room for improvement!!
9th May 2018 at 3:01 pm
28th April 2018 at 12:36 pm
Great lines asnd what a great adventure …any pics Emdad …would love to feature this on the main home page here… please email me any images C
27th April 2018 at 2:07 pm
23rd April 2018 at 2:48 pm
This poem made me smile.
18th April 2018 at 2:05 pm
And being a pedant….
It was El-Tel that coined “They Used To Play On Grass”, or at least he grabbed the zeitgeist and wrote a football book by that name, co-authored with Gordon Williams, who was the creator of the telly tec “Hazel”.
15th April 2018 at 6:31 pm
Football lives in our hearts, not our heads Crispin, and it nudges its space alongside our other more important loves.
Love, that auld devil called football, is our respite, response and reason, and each page turned is a new chapter, new corner, and new hope.
My best to you and your wife.