Hospital Ball

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Frost in the fields,
Snow in the car park,
You, fighting for breath,
Me, fighting the tears,
Sitting on the bench,
Half-wanting the full time whistle.
But, mum, do you remember Wembley, 1969,
When dad left in the last minute,
When Gould equalised for Arsenal?
And look what happened in extra time –
We walked all over them.
So come on Mum,
You’ll never walk alone;
Extra time. One last effort.
You won’t need penalties.


Thanks to the staff at the GW Hospital, Swindon, on my mum’s 66th weding anniversary.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/hospital-ball/