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Curtain Raiser

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Pakistan floods bring trouble and strife
Oil in the Gulf strangles wild-life
Afghanistan – more poor mothers sob
British recession – I may lose my job….

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 So any good cheer for a new footy season?
I turn on my telly and look for a reason
O’Neill resigns – causing Curtis to dance
‘Didn’t pick me: never gave me a chance.’
Jilted Craig Bellamy gives us a stance
‘Squad of 25? – I’ll not get a peek,
I’ll walk away – 95K a week….’

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Oh, wake up – you Premiership Prima Donnas
Now paying for over reliance on foreigners
Money talks – no talent comes through
What do you think the crowd’s ‘gonna do?
Tonight to Capello – a genial fellow
Of course:
Thousands have license to taunt, jeer and ‘boo.’

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 So Premiership – only 1 of 4 can win
This year you’ll be condemned to my bin
For trust and endeavour, the Championship pays
League positions change in a matter of days
No sensationalist ‘Sky:’ an endless commercial
No over-paid stars, their pay controversial

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 For soccer in the U.K. has self-imploded
Gives us playboys who only care if they’re loaded
Bring back the time:
Teams played with no fear
When F.A. Cup Final day
Was the best of the year.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/curtain-raiser/