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Artificial Inspiration

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Like a boy band; manufactured from parts.
All for show, the best on paper
but football is played on grass you say –
well, not always

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 synthetic pitch, insincere smile
contrived formations
obvious simulation
man-made rumours
tabloid fabrication
our love for the England national team
it’s not natural

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Notes

Never mind the artifical pitch, what about false hopes? Englands footballers have led us down the garden path and for forty years I’ve followed. No more! I gave the match on Saturday afternoon a miss to enjoy a sunny garden and enjoyed the televised rugby later in the day. And I never thought I’d say that…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/artificial-inspiration/