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,
He wants to speak.


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/