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A Defence of Football Poesy

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Some poets treat of lofty themes,
Like Love, Desire and Hate.
Of sour, dashed hopes and broken dreams,
Of hearts that pine and wait.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 There’s bards that brood on graves and tombs,
On bones and food for worms.
On grim-faced Death, our Common Doom,
And even Grecian Urns.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And some tell of the passing year,
Of Summer, Winter, Spring.
The highs and lows, the swings in mood
Each changing Season brings.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 ‘Tis they that do of rosebuds sing,
Of hay and wilting flowers.
Of youth’s fresh hue, of morning dew,
And April’s short-lived showers.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Still others make their subject War:
Swords, guns, smoke, guts and blood.
The heroes or white-liver’d funks,
The trenches, gas and mud.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 And certain wracked, tormented souls,
They end up half-insane,
Through wailing on Life’s bitter woes,
Age, Sickness, Loss and Pain.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But if our Output you peruse,
You’ll seek such stuff in vain.
The Round Ball is our only Muse,
We’ve Footie on the brain!

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 The plastic-coated leathern sphere
Is what grabs our attention.
We cover every aspect of the Game
You care to mention.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Yet just below the surface delve,
You’ll find as much emotion
As in the works of Keats or Yeats,
Of Dickinson or…Motion.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 So, look sharp, log on to our Site,
Get clicking one and all.
In time you too may learn to love
Our paens to football…

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 24/6/05
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

This poem is dedicated, in gratitude, to the editors of this website.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-defence-of-football-poesy/