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A Footballers Poetry: 1952

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 For Those Football Dancers and Poets

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 How I hated you – Bemrose School
Boys Grammar – exactly
no girls: poetry or dance –
too bloody much like birth and sex
except on the football pitch
I tasted freedom and respect
on weaving through defenders
shooting-into-the-net…
a G.O.A.L (Bemrose School 2nd XI)
here was a path
and a passport to the world!
My one true-examination
a football association coaching certificate!
Via the England Team Manager: Walter Winterbottom.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-footballers-poetry-1952/