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Independence Day

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Finally I’ll have to accept
that Mr Independent
would rather be in a tent
than with me.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 And I am impotent
to prevent his absence;
look, the seat alongside
me is free.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Some would say it’s common sense,
this desire for independence,
but he’s been coming to games
since he was three.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 No more sitting on the fence
or half time visits to the gents;
no more spending fifty pence
(or should that be 50p?)

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 In the face of all that pent
up emotion I’m a spent
force.
And I can vent my spleen,
but he’s no longer keen.
Instead he’s a has been,
an independent teen
if you see what I mean.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 So I’ll have to accept
that Mr Independent
would much rather watch Kent
on TV.

7

Notes

My 16 year old son has decided that he doesn’t want to come to Swindon games any more; I have to pretend I don’t care, but he’s been coming with me for 10 years & I’ll miss him. Luckily I’ve got 2 other boys who are going to keep the faith – for the time being at least.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/independence-day/