Flip Flops & Wind Chimes & Cup Final Tickets

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 flip flops and wind chimes
and old blokes with pig-tails
Ikea flat packs
Bank Holiday sales
they drive me mad
but I’ll take what life brings
for these are not top
of my least favourite things

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 leaders that take us
away on some goose chase
dumbing down news-readers
smiles in the right place
all of that packaging
mountains of waste
carbon emissions
destroying our space
chewing gum pavements
the four wheel drive driver
motorway services
cakes for a fiver
I would ban all of them
if I was king
but these are not top
of my least favourite things

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 i-pods on tube trains
show-offs on cell phones
post office queueing
and really loud ring tones
hunger and poverty
racist remarks
spam in my e-mail
and rubbish in parks
but there is one subject
that just isn’t cricket
the way that the FA
get rid of their tickets

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 first build a stadium
masses of tiers
somehow delay it
for years and for years
build it to hold
ninety thousand odd fans
but don’t tell the public
the ticketing plans
twenty five thousand
to both of the teams
for loyal supporters
the match of their dreams
never explaining
or lettting us know
just where the rest of them
suddenly go

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 grass roots commitments
the men at the top
FA associates
where does it stop
why not reward
all the freebies and stars
with seats that are empty
for the FA Vase
or even the friendlies
that England will play
but tickets for real fans?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 that’ll be the day*

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/flip-flops-wind-chimes-cup-final-tickets/