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Bend It Like Shakespeare

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 William Shakespeare played left back
For Stratford Academicals,
But had to give it up, alack!
From inhaling dodgy chemicals.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Bereft now of his football pay,
Dire poverty grew nearer,
So he set about to write a play
Called “Romeo and Vera.”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 When done, he went to Father Birch
For blessing and permission
To perform it in the Stratford church,
With just one intermission.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Father Birch agreed, but gave
Young Will a small suggestion,
He felt the left wing of the nave
Would help relieve congestion.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But when the night came round, poor Will
Was worrying and fretting,
For he was nervous and was still
Unsure about the setting.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The right wing of the nave, he thought,
Would suit the play much better,
[Clearly William was the sort
Who lived life as a fretter.]

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Eventually he got his way,
With input from his brother,
And very quickly switched the play
From one wing to the other.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/bend-it-like-shakespeare/