A White Knuckle Ride

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It’s been said before and I must concur
Watching the Shots is a roller coaster
A white-knuckle ride, not for faint hearted
There’s no going back once we’ve started

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We lurch down with our hearts on the floor
Oh what we’d give for a player who can score
Things can’t get worse, and then they do
It seems eleven players are making their debut

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Then we race skywards like a screaming jet
Everything we try hits the back of the net
We are on fire and we start to fly
Like beating Woking and it’s live on Sky

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 But we at the Shots are loyal supporters
We treat triumph and disaster as two impostors
We don’t wear glasses with a rosy tint
We know it’s a marathon, not a sprint

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We realise things are not always splendid
The pre-season didn’t go as we had intended
So when it doesn’t go according to plan
We know the fans need to be the twelfth man

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 So lets get behind the red n blue
As the lady once said “Lets be ‘aving you”
We know it’s never boring watching our side
Strap yourself in, it’s gonna be one helluva ride



Written after Aldershot slumped to the bottom of the Conference in the early season 2005

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-white-knuckle-ride/