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19 Watching England (Go Out) Haikus

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 watching England play
sometimes I’ve been heard to scream
“please just pass the ball !!”

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3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 who can fathom why
we can’t pass like others can
with the skill we have?

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5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 childhood skills we had
did we lose them in our youth
where have they all gone?

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7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 first the truth comes out
out-played out-passed and out-run
now the team is out

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9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 some say park the bus
some say ‘same old same old’
we said park the plane

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11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 when the bubble burst
like a child we cried as one
even though we knew

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13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 where was our Plan B ? *
at the Arboretum gig
clearly unaware

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15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 pundits talk and ask
what makes us perform like this?
we still know we’re crap

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17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 one small flag in town
in our hearts we all agree
time to take it down

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19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 nine tenths of the law
that’s posession in a phrase
we just pass it by

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21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 if I asked you all
to describe the way we play
are you lost for words?

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23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 in the end it’s true
justice and the best team won
but I still feel crap

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25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 one more England night
with the family and dog**
sitting by the box

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27 Leave a comment on verse 27 0 ev’ry single time
expectations come and go
watching England

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29 Leave a comment on verse 29 0 lessons to be learned
still the same as the last time
pass the flipping ball !

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31 Leave a comment on verse 31 0 all our skill and class
we make minnows look so great
dear oh dear oh dear

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33 Leave a comment on verse 33 0 I could ramble on
do they heed or ever read
all of our poems?

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35 Leave a comment on verse 35 0 all that way to go
i remember just one shot
maybe it was two?

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37 Leave a comment on verse 37 0 ripped off on their flights
faithful fans deserve awards
hearts go out to them

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*Plan B : After the match, ironically – we drove back home from Bath to Stroud down the old A46 ,and met all the ‘Plan B’ headlight-dazzling crowd-vehicles coming out in their thousands from the gig at Westonbirt Arboretum.Lucky them….but where was our Plan B ?

When i got home i read the last two chapters of ‘Adventures of A Waterboy’ by Mike Scott. A must-read and great yarn for those who love life, music and playing with passion.

**Thank you also to Mabel (our mad labradoodle ‘sister’ in Bath) for not watching but actually playing better in the front room than England did and big thanks to Mat, Debra, Zac, Freya and Jennie for the cheering, wise football improvement suggestions, lush food and for reminding me how many times I said: “…but we we started great. ”

Sorry, too many haikus I know…quantity v quality etc;
Point taken, but as a wise squirrel once allegedy said – or was it Basho? :

there is nothing like
writing haikus when you’re down
just to clear the head

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thank you for reading this.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/19-watching-england-go-out-haikus/