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Bragging rights

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In our home, gesturing us be quiet,
we disaproved the innate need to brag,
especially one who talks so much,
especially one whose gift is the blag.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Seasons change,
their messiah returns again,
but it’ll be different this time,
greetings from deafening roars,
majestically sweeping with force,
Letting it be known,
our lions’ pride.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Decibels waking the fast asleep,
No more boasting, not a peep,
You know we took it and it’s for keeps,
but out of deference,
we will yield,
the kop asks for silence,
so please,
please,
please,
Shhhhhh,
Jose,
Jose,
He wants to speak.

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Notes

Originally, this was a one line poem called “Words Fail” with Shhhhhhhhh being the emphasis. Unfortunately, this was rejected by the editors for not being a poem. Oi vey. So I wrote a more elaborate way of saying pretty much the same thing. Though not as succinct, it still makes the point. Incidentally, the original draft was twice the size. I trimmed it to the poem you see above. The other half ended up as another poem altogether. One final point, can you spot the Beatles reference? Oh look, there I go bragging. 🙂

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/bragging-rights/