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Black Cat White Cat

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “Is the cat black or is the cat white?”
“‘Fraid I couldn’t tell you, but I’ve heard it catches mice.”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “Is the Striker white, or is the Striker black?”
“I’m not quite sure, but all the same, the ball’s in the Net’s back.”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Are the firemen yellow, or are they chocolate-brown?”
“I wouldn’t give a monkey’s if my house were burning down.”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “Was your kidney donor from St Louis or St Ives?”
“I haven’t got a clue, mate, but I know I’m still alive.”

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Don’t judge a book by the cover.
Don’t judge a bloke by his colour.
Religion, skin, place of origin are merely accidentals,
They are not the thing
In itself (nor are beauty, power, wealth.)
Look at a person’s heart, soul, mind,
If their true worth you seek to find.
Do this, and some day we may see
More black Gaffers in the Football League.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 1/11/06
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

I was inspired to write this after reading the poem by Crispin Thomas entitled Two Black Bosses In The Football League.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/black-cat-white-cat/