Me Very First Pair Of Boots

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 For a pair of Kick Off Continentals
I drove me mammy mental
Thirty nine and eleven was the cost

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I’d just discovered game
Football was its name
Which you can’t play in black plimsolls in the frost !

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I went to shoe shop after school
Drooling like a smitten fool
At cherished boots as they lay nestled in the box

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 FHW*’s where I dragged me mam
To part with princely sum
I knew how hard she struggled for that dosh

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But I loved her even more
Much more than I ever did before
Without those boots all self esteem was lost !

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I got them home indoors
Adored them on the floor
Dubbined them and laced them up criss crossed

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Each morning I awoke
I gave those shining toes a poke
When I wore those boots, Pele ceased to be boss !


© kjp raymond 2007 updated

* Freeman Hardie and Willis, shoe shop in London. Might be around the country as well , I’m not too sure.



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/me-very-first-pair-of-boots/