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Half a loaf

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I’ve never been an ambitious sort of person –
half a loaf is better than no bread.
4-0 thumpings do not leave me cursin’,
1-0 victories do not turn my head.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I don’t expect we’ll challenge for the title –
mid-table coffee has a lovely smell.
The only thing that I consider vital
is that we don’t descend back into hell.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I do not need my fix of cups and honours –
I do not crave a dream world like a junkie.
A brand new chapter’s suddenly upon us
but slowly, slowly’s how to catch a monkey.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 If we lose a match or two, what matters?
Do things right, success will come at length.
A mirror not secured well often shatters –
firm foundations guarantee its strength.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 So let us not treat losses with attrition
and cut out all the European talk.
Let’s revel in our current league position
ahead of little teams like Bohs and Cork.

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Notes

Sorry eds – a few poems I wrote for the Shels matchday programme that I neglected to post here

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/half-a-loaf/