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19/05/2018: A Hat-trick of Harry’s!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I’m pacing the floor
cos I don’t know the score
and I’m trying to avoid
how they deployed
I’ve turned off my phone
with its certain ringtone *

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 and all because….

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It’s FA Cup Final day
and my team are on the red carpet….

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 yet – I’m not there

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 mitigation 1 : I’m overseas
mitigation 2 : couldn’t get a ticket

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 and even if I did
I’d be on a sticky wicket
‘cos I’m in a household full of exams
and I function primarily
as Dad’s taxi
(so for once, I feel full-on wanted and required –
won’t be long before that feeling’s expired!)

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But there’s more…
I didn’t watch it live!….
I didn’t connive
to be “dahn de pub, wiv mates”
enjoying debates
of who’s deserving of admiration
or who should be hooked
before they’re booked
or overcooked….

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 No
I went hiking
‘cos I’m liking
that my battered ol’ bod
can still function up and down
through Irish bog and trail
and though twist and turn might fail
hill walking
can have me chalking
17km –
that’s maybe more than those on Wembley’s hallowed turf?
Who knows?
I didn’t even surf
the net
to find out who or when
upset
Reds or Blues.
Quick change of shoes –
but still, even tho’ I could’ve
and should’ve
I bypassed Wembley’s tremblies
and shuttled out to another real live match

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 natch

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 not even soccer…..
footy yes
but a different code
of Irish abode
and my local club **
decimated
by exam fever
still pulled the lever
and revved
ahead by a few points
only to be pulled back
to an honourable draw

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 at this point in time
Wembley was probably empty
and so home I traipsed
and still
no catching up with the recording….
instead:
Graham Norton
Gogglebox
Mrs Brown’s Boys…..
all noise
of my wife’s choosing
and I’ve seriously no knowledge
of winning or losing
under what is: the longest single span roof structure in the world….

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 which ribbons were unfurled?
I’m still none the wiser
holding out
for my boy to join me ***
to watch
and cower together
as Chelsea hopefully go hell for leather….

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 and then it dawns…

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 he probably already knows
as he’s in front of Ed Sheeran
and the Knorr-folk strummer
has probably broadcast out to the crowd
as to whether Red or Blue triumphed…
and I’m laughing, ‘cos
I’m venting this
this toad of an ode
on a piece of random paper
that details the caper
of how to get
to Ed’s zedfest –
a map of the park
where he’ll finish in the dark…

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 and that is exactly where I am!
even as I write
and yes
this must be the most sh…
match report

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 but do I win kudos
for not having to resort….

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 to that

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 Match of the Day?!?!? ****

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Notes

* Chelsea’s fanfare song: The Liquidator, by Harry J & The Allstars
** Caragh GFC v Cappagh GFC, starring dual-player Shane “Harry” Harris (GAA & soccer)
*** Patrick the Hat-Trick
**** Prince Harry & Meghan Markle nuptials

Missing the match
+ dehydration from hiking
+ a few glasses of vino
+ a map of Phoenix Park and Ed’s stage
+ still not knowing the score
makes for…
this dirge!

BTW
Earlier in the day, on Football Focus….
MC Haribo recited his FA Cup poem to the tune of Abide By Me…
Sick.

Actually, he could spoil my title if we pronounce his name slightly wrong….
MC Harry Bo!

I’d love to see his material on this website!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/19052018-day-of-3-harrys/