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Football In Our Life ..in one-liners

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 what does our football mean to us
here in this library?
I read you all my poems
you wrote one here with me…
we did it in one-liners
we racked our brains and senses
just like when I was still a child
and we’d play ‘Consequences’*
you shared your thoughts and here they are
we shaped them on the day
I scribbled as you called them out
and this is what you say:

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 a sport that’s shared with thousands
its just a way of life
and football is friendship
no matter who you like

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 its millions of all ages
and joy sprinting over fields
its never ending drama
no matter how you feel

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 a lifetime filled with highs and lows
a drug that thousands share
passion fun emotion
and its played everywhere

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 some find to get away from wives
it is the place to go
its got way too expensive
and violence is a NO

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 some go for the excitement
the buzz is really great
it’s ninety minutes to forget
your worries and escape

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 it’s passed through generations
from fan to fan to fan
a place where some still misbehave
because they know they can

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 but most of all with football
the reason we all try
is win or lose ..or vegetarian
you can’t go wrong with a pie!**

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Notes

Editor /Crispin Note: Coventry Central Library.Sat Oct 4 .

I didn’t manage to get everyone’s names (especially the guy who left before the end, having contributed the John Cooper Clarke inspired line about Pies**).

The following and more however all definitely contributed lines:.

Bella, kevin halls, Neil Park, Steve, Nigel, Bob, Alan and Jahveal (aged 9). Thank you. Do submit some poems guys.You were all great.

*Consequences : a game we played as kids with my nan by the fire with strips of paper…

1. someone.(write a name / pass the paper)
met someone.(write another name/ pass the paper).
at ………………. (pass the paper) .
he said to her. (pass the paper)
she said to him.(pass the paper)
and the consequence was.!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/football-in-our-life-in-one-liners/