It’s Not So Bad This Football Lark

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 If our only injury is a troublesome hamstring
The only crisis is no-one playing on the wing
If the only shock is an early straight red card
Or they equalise ‘cos your keepers caught off guard

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 If the worst that happens is a string of defeats
With no goals scored and no clean sheets
When the breaking news is ‘the managers been sacked’
Or the kick off is delayed ‘cos the spare kit wasn’t packed

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 When the fire alarm goes off because some fans are acting up
When all we have to moan about is getting Luton in the Cup
When the only claret spilled is from a nostril on the pitch
When the suspected pulled muscle is in fact a stitch

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 That our main concern is seeing us fixed mid-table
Choosing not to walk away but knowing we are able
When the only thing wounded is your fragile pride
The only travesty of justice was their sixth goal was offside

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 While all there is to moan about is that pies are up ten pee
Football at our home ground is the only place to be



This world is big and full of worries. Football is our bubble, our comfort blanket, our safety valve. For 90 minutes we can forget everything else.
Football crazes us. Football saves us.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/its-not-so-bad-this-football-lark/