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A New England: Reasons to be Cheerful

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Give me an England of Rashford and Saka
Of Sancho and Sterling and Co
Give me an England of Southgate
Not the racists and bullies on show
I don’t want an England of ticketless louts
Who think that it’s all just for fun
To stick a lighted flare right up their Jacksee
So their cheeks are splurged in the gutter press
Aye, the one we all know as the s**
Give me an England of poets
Shakespeare whose Lear came to know
Like Donne no one is an island
And for each of us the bell doth toll
Free our game from all politicians
Who jump on bandwagons shamelessly
And applaud do not boo our young footballers
Standing for love by taking the knee.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-new-england-reasons-to-be-cheerful/