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England, where are you?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Italy is there,
Germany is there,
Romania is there,
England, where are you?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Portugal is there,
Holland, Spain are there,
Turkey, Greece are there,
England, where are you?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Have you gone AWOL or Missing in Action?
Are you banged up? Hiding out? On the run?
Everyone else gets a slice of the Action,
England, where are you? You’re missing the fun!

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 See Man United crowned Champions in Russia,
Chelsea and Liverpool, they came close too.
English Clubs don’t buckle under the pressure,
But, in a White Shirt, English players do.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Passing and dribbling? Such virtues forgotten.
Penalty Shootouts? Spot-kicks are fluffed.
Seems that our National Side has not yet cottoned
On how to avoid getting thoroughly stuffed.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Fabio’s Army is confined to Barracks,
Polishing cap-badges, blacking their boots.
Chide’em with sticks or sweeten’em with carrots,
Still they perform like the rawest Recruits.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Germany, Italy fancy their chances,
Reckon with luck they can go all the way.
France and Croatia have made great advances,
What about England? England? Who they?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 3/6/08
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

Here is a curtain-raiser for the European Championship which begins on Saturday 7th June.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/england-where-are-you/