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Football In England In May

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The sun has come out.
Supporters shed coats
and wear jerseys alone on matchday.
The fiercest attacking
is manager-sacking.
It’s Football, in England, in May.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 If you need a reason
to watch, it’s next season.
The youngsters; the tea leaves. You’ll stay.
The pundits opining
‘The Summer’s Big Signing.’
It’s Football, in England, in May.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 There’s teams going up,
and there’s teams going down,
and there’s teams can’t be bothered to play.
We still have the Cup,
but the League has been won.
It’s Football, in England, in May.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 It’s like a church service:
the half of them nervous,
hands clasped tight, one eye open to pray.
The other half bored;
No up, down, no reward.
It’s Football, in England, in May.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 If it seems it’s waning,
there’s no point complaining.
What can be done, but sweet F.A.?
Fifty-four hundred seconds
of Wembley’s what beckons.
It’s Football, in England, in May.

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Notes

For my English friends. TM

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/football-in-england-in-may/