Euro 2004 – The Works Draw

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Pick a name,” my workmates urged,
“And give us twenty quid.”
So, breaking every rule, I splurged,
Astounded that I did.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Who would I get? Perhaps the Dutch?
Or Portugal or Spain?
Would it be asking much too much
To draw out France again?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I opened up my envelope
And gave an inward hiss.
Goodbye, money! Goodbye hope!
I got the bleedin’ Swiss.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 (Actually, I’m wrong to curse.
Switzerland is grand.
It could have been, oh, so much worse,
Like, maybe, En-ger-land.)


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2004-the-works-draw/