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Coloured

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I see red words
On a screen so white
Sagely put, for one so young
Yet she’s fit to scream
From so much dung and shite

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 United, by a love of green
She pitches the ideal
Of ditching the obscene

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I support a team in blue
Darker than the sky
As blue as a royal curse
But one could not repeat
Their terrace chants in verse

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 My hair is grey
But I’m ok, with my morals
I obey, avoiding quarrels

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 My boots are black
Though no longer muddied
Hung up now, my muscles lack
The energy to physically pursue my passion
Instead I watch and listen, but my sensibilities are bloodied

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 How do we reach
Beyond the converted
We beseech, but the bullies asserted

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 If the pen, is truly mightier than the sword
Then scribbles
About dribbles, passes, shots and tackles
Have to encompass the wherewithal
To help us break free from racist shackles

Inspired by ‘Dark Horses’ by Livvy Hanks (aged 13)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/coloured/