1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Congratulations Chelsea,
on your centenary this year,
and on the great skill of your players,
for a club that they hold so dear.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 History through football,
brought us lessons from the past.
An insight into yesterday,
leaving memories that will last.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We spoke to ex player, Roy Bentley,
who told stories from his time,
we met Michael Foreman, the Illustrator,
Crispin Thomas wrote us a rhyme.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Our meeting with Chelsea Pensioners,
and the stories that they told.
Dressed in their smart red uniforms,
with buttons like shiny gold.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We’ve listened to stories of wartime,
of laughter, of fun and of sadness.
Reunions with loved ones,
and the tears of joy and gladness.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Joe’s story was unbelievable,
of his capture in the midst of war.
Of his helping to build a railway,
for an enemy he would soon abhor.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 We feel lucky to have been chosen,
to take part in this special scheme.
So to Westminster Archives, Thank you,
and good luck to the Chelsea team.



Editors Note..thank you Elaine and all the schools who took part a great week..as you know Chelsea get little recognition for their community work.

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