Let The Children Play.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 On the touchline minutes in
Me bruvver sported a grin
Our Lucy at inside right
Was having the time of her life.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Down the line two muvvers
Were giving it verbal large
Their rage concerned me bruvver
Stood watching this game in the park.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Oi ref. She’s not under eleven,
Stood between the posts,
She’s far too tall for girls’ football
Her teacher’s pulling a stroke”.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The game was stopped as the ref perturbed
Tried to seek some calm
As the coach to the girls of two verbal birds
Got red faced and alarmed.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Their ranting? Went on ceaselessly
Our Lucy’s teacher burst in to tears
She’d never had been accused like this
In all her football years.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Accused of playing a ringer
In an under eleven match?
Me bruvver name of Ginger
Was flabbered and aghast

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Tall goalie and her muvver
Walked from the field distraught
As me mystified young bruvver
Watched fun depart our sport.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Girls game was stopped
Two teams trudged off
On a sad and sorry day.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 “We’ve won it” bragged the accusers
“No one’s won, our game’s the loser”
Their coach was heard to say.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Should Carlos Santana’s words
Apply to this pair of scowling birds
Oi you two, why not… “Let The Children Play”



A true story from an under eleven girls football match that took place yesterday afternoon. The two mums would not give it up, one of their husbands walked away disgusted, their team’s trainer was beyond words, the young ref was in a quandary, so as they (the two mas) were adamant in continuing to point the finger, even after the teacher had offered a tearful explanation and kids had been reduced to tears, he was left with no alternative but to stop the game.



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/let-the-children-play/