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A Welcome Distraction? Ummmm…

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Though not a fan of these Olympics
I’m a time served full blown cynic
Who yearns for days when amateurs played these games.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Though I’m kind of supportive in me way
Directing our lost guests to the stadia
By bus or down the underground most days.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I’ve heard them with plummy accents
On the telly talking nonsense
About the way these games will turn us round.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Yet on the radio today
The legacy of these games
Could be that parks and running tracks will be closed down.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I can’t be doing with the upper class
What row them boats, and do dressage
Telling me how hard they’ve had to strive.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 When a bike ride down the road from Stratford
Kids are sent to school without their breakfast
While their mums and dads are struggling to survive.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But the real point of me poem
Before our welcome visitors shoot off home
Concerns the media coverage given to said games.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 It’s been a blimmin wonderful distraction
From footballs low-lifes, cheats and chavs
Adorning TV screens and sports back pages!

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Yeah the freebie London papers
All our visitors got to savour
Were minus tales of: Joey, Rio and JT.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 So our guest are sure to leave these shores
Recalling feats of professional sporting glory
Having missed the start of this years Premier League!

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Notes

Amateur. Remember that word? Marco Van Basten started out playing as an…amateur footballer.

Go well and be lucky.

Peace.

Kev.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-welcome-distraction-ummmm/