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A Quiet Drink.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In a pub – I occasionally frequent – t’other night
No sooner had I stepped inside
I heard – two usually charming – blue-rinses
Having imbibed three or four Guinness’s
Being told by the land-lord,
“Any more from you pair, you’re barred, tis bye-bye”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A ruckus being replayed up on screen
Caused a bit of a Barney t’would seem?
On just…who was `the business`,
Forget football, finesse, fortunes, fitness?
We’re talking unrequited lust,
Passionate trysts, illicit liaisons and…dreams?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Seems one gel plumped for Gigi Buffon
The other? Posturing peacock poseur El Ron
Watching a nigh ballistic Gigi
Scare the excrement out of the match referee
Gave Gigi’s gel, hot flushes considered long gone
Since… a seething Costa slung a bib at your man with aplomb.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Buffon retiring early, to the dressing room bath
To shouts of, “Bleeping foreign referee’s avin a laugh”?*
Brought our focus on El Ron
His gel spurring him on,
“Score Ron score, get your top off, l’amour,
Go on…wave it around like a scarf”.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The winning pen hit the net,
To screams of, “Jammy Portuguese get
Gigi would have saved that”, “Don’t talk daft,
Yeah if only…he wasn’t busy taking a bath”?

and two blues rinses at each other’s necks.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Is this tale being told here, the truth?
It could be reader, I’ll leave that to you?
Though tis an odds-on certainty
Naming names could mean, curtains for me
See this pair are sisters, an a right double hand-full to boot.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Peace.

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Notes

*I know the referee was English in this game, but in a packed pub, in the heat of the moment…
Gigi Buffon – for all the right reasons – has shown what a class act, and a passionate human being he is. When he retires he’ll be sadly missed. But… did he actually lay his hands on the referee during this radio rental finale? I’ll take a Wenger on that.
Go well, be lucky and keep smiling. Oh an remember…. It’s Only A Game!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-quiet-drink/