Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Despite the sample answers provided
my feeble attempts bore no fruit
wrong answer after wrong answer
ceaselessly followed suit
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Teacher was also unimpressed
with the scribbles and shaky script
the shoddy form and presentation
she lambasted with pedagogic voice so clipped
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But there was truth and correctness
there for all to see
for scrawled all around the margins –
copious doodles, in homage to CFC!
A quote “like bad homework” – from an interview with ‘Girl Band’ on an RTE program: ‘Other Voices’.
Watch out for another emerging band: Le Galaxie.
Ok, so a poem with just the last 3 letters directly related to football, but once you’ve read the poem once, every subsequent reading should give the bigger picture!
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20th June 2019 at 2:37 pm
Lovely poem Rhys, and That Lone Ship looks a boss book.
See in context
9th May 2019 at 12:59 pm
Great poem Clik – witty and memorable, worthy of a quite remarkable occasion.
9th May 2019 at 12:58 pm
Great poem Sharon, worthy of a quite remarkable occasion.
9th May 2019 at 12:54 pm
I really like this poem. So many great phrases: “striped and manicured”, “a crowd of heads go drooping”, “and maintain home advantage”, “when Mum blew for dinner”. Much appreciated! Thank you.
7th May 2019 at 10:37 am
Such great words Ray. So evocative of that time of innocence Kepp on mate. More please. It will be under the Nostaglia section too.
26th March 2019 at 10:16 am
As a child I drew crowds; row upon row,
fifteen thousand little circles for the fans,
such a great line…bewcause we all did…and golaposts nets and floodlights too…
25th March 2019 at 11:39 am
Thanks for the love
1st March 2019 at 11:35 am
Thank you, great story.
Thank you and thanks for the share
1st March 2019 at 11:34 am