Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 4 months, 3 weeks ago
oh the sordid satire of screaming sinew!
and the blistering bantz of boots belying “buy new”
Tommie Dillon published a poem on the site Football Poets 4 months, 3 weeks ago
We see and yet don’t comprehend
how the ability to defend
all the style and substance
of the natural artists;
They, with extravagant brushstrokes
wish only to depict the valiant and v […]
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 5 months ago
an august goal
in the eponymous month
monkey off Kane’s back
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 5 months, 1 week ago
I have blood that boils
with every contentious decision
I have blood that freezes
when I need net-busting precision
I have blood that curdles
with every demeaning debacle
I have blood that spills […]
Clik The Mouse published a poem on the site Football Poets 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Bakayoko sent to Coventry!
Oh yes, my dream has come true
For I hate to see any waster
Turning out in my beloved Royal Blue
Alas and alack
It turns out to be Walsall’s Amadou
And not our Tiemou s […]
Clik The Mouse commented on a poem on Football Poets 6 months, 1 week ago
How about the Pele of poets?!!! 😉
absolutely lovin’ it!
World Cup Willie published a poem on the site Football Poets 6 months, 1 week ago
A is for Albion. The boys done us proud. Laud ‘em out loud.
B is for Brexit. No mention, amongst the tension, until of course, Brazil exit early. Spot the surly.
C is for Charades (see VAR). Replaces the i […]
We’ve criss-crossed the country
taken Steppes small and large
travelled alone or in convoys
by plane, train or barge
first intentions were
that we weren’t to get lost
but as we familiarised on the jou […]
Parc de Triomphe
Mbappe inspires the Gauls
Allez Les Blues
Runners up, yet
Croatia proud as can be
Gave it their all
Got what we wanted
Six goal fitting […]
Third or fourth
Does it really matter?
Should it matter?
For there is no head-upon-a-platter
Then what of the prize money?
I’m not being funny
But there is only 2 million FIFA shekels
In t […]
A Bidewithme commented on a poem on Football Poets 6 months, 2 weeks ago
at least the waistcoat is coming home then? 😉
World Cup Willie published a poem on the site Football Poets 6 months, 2 weeks ago
From laps to lapse
So what happened?
What went wrong?
What was it killed our anthem
Our unifying song?
Was it because
I watched it in a different place?
Or that you
Didn’t wear your lucky shirt?
Was i […]
Croatia 2-1 England (aet) haiku
We came. We saw. We costumed.
Down the tube.
Is this the end of the line for Southgate?
I am a plain and simple fan
Loving the boy from down the Lane
The Queen wants to bid him “Arise”
And I’m hoping he’ll cause the Croats pain
And I wish I could be like Harry Kane
Fa, fa, fa
Fa, fa, fa
Tuesday 10th July 2018, Semi-Final 1
France 1-0 Belgium
“some shrink, some blossom” *
Kylian Mbappe shoots
right before our eyes
Mbappe top drawer
Kev de Bruyne under […]
10/07/2018 14:00 haiku – breaking news!!!
Rescuers win through
Miracle, science or what?
Wild Boar FC free!
Brit divers on team
Thais will now support England
Three Lions and Wild B […]
England 2-0 Sweden; haiku
Harry scores the first
Familiar name on scoresheet
Maguire not Kane tho
Dele Alli heads
Ball nestles in onion bag
A much needed goal
For every […]
Belgium 2-1 Brazil; haiku
Courtois builds a wall
Brazil breach it too late
De Bruyne stands out
France 2-0 Uruguay; haiku
Muslera flaps, Griezeman claps
Pogba’s pals go thru
EU h […]
World Cup Willie published a poem on the site Football Poets 6 months, 3 weeks ago
It’s almost as if
today doesn’t exist –
work will be perfunctory
tea breaks and coffee breaks
will take just that little bit longer
as that gnawing doubt/hope paradox
gets stronger and stron […]
It takes many years of hurt
To learn how to blurt……
~ # ~
on a long road
cobbled with miss-haps
studded with glory
~ # ~ […]
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22nd January 2019 at 3:48 am
Hi Sharon, I’m so impressed by your “body” of work. Besides the enthusiasm, you are so technically accomplished. I’m a Toffee, but I’m one of those who thinks that Shankly is the greatest manager of that era (our “Cat” did some dodgy things at that time). I love to keep the post-Hillsborough spirit when the two clubs stood together. And appreciate your praise, eg, of Big Nev’s LGBT work. Re “Pie” I posted a similar verse based on Solomon Burke’s much shorter Stupidity some time ago. Create on, Dachlan
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11th December 2018 at 7:58 pm
great lines Kev
10th October 2018 at 10:41 am
so true for so many clubs Denys
7th August 2018 at 2:43 pm
Looking forward to welcoming Wolves to the King Power Stadium this season… where hopefully we will beat you! 😉 But truthfully welcome back to the top division! – Paul
22nd July 2018 at 12:05 pm
Many thanks for that. I’ve actually changed it back because I feel the more ridiculous it looks, the more Ogden Nash it is! My own personal choice, others may disagree. But I appreciate the thought. Cheers
20th July 2018 at 6:49 am
Great poem Peter .I’ ve mucked about with the way it appears on the page if you don’t like it let me know.
19th July 2018 at 5:19 pm
19th July 2018 at 2:21 pm
Sorry everyone. Away on holidays and not very good at the computer stuff anyway.
I had thought I was commenting on Verse 2, Lines 3 and 4. The whole poem is done in rhyming couplets – I was merely commenting on the fact that the rhyme there / disappeared sticks out like a sore thumb!!
Nothing to do with black and white!
15th July 2018 at 5:31 am
no sadly…it’s my good mate Fred Chance…Sharon..great live music pub…in our village..
13th July 2018 at 9:04 pm
Big Yin! Is that Sir Billy Connolly far left on the main picture?