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I Am [Footballing] Woman

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 She cut a slight and wispy figure,
Up there at the show.
I thought she would have been much bigger.
Why, I do not know.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Her deep brown hair was short and straight,
The way that I recalled,
[So was mine in seventy eight,
But now I’m nearly bald.]

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 She launched straight into “Amoreuse,”
Perhaps my favourite track.
I kept my eyes fixed on to hers
As memories swept back.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 She told us not to break her heart,
Though Elton wasn’t present.
She sang with verve, and for my part,
I found her voice quite pleasant.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 She sang her hits and many more
From music’s glamour age,
Then as the crowd let out a roar,
She calmly left the stage.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 She came back out, eventually,
To do a curtain call,
But in her arms, quite puzzlingly,
She carried a football.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 She threw the ball up in the air,
And caught it on her toe,
Then flicked it, with no little flair,
Beneath the spotlight’s glow.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 She kept the ball alive with ease,
With shoulder, head and chest,
With both her feet and both her knees –
A female Georgie Best.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 The crowd went wild and screamed applause,
And out came the MC,
Who yelled, above the deafening roars,
“I give you Kicky Dee!”

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/i-am-footballing-woman/