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Not defeatist merely realistic

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 As run-ins go, I’m not too optimistic
With five banana skins still left to play.
That’s not defeatist, merely realistic.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It doesn’t take an ancient eastern mystic
To know that Cork would love to spoil our day.
As run-ins go, I’m not too optimistic.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And it would be somewhat surrealistic
To go and beat our northern friends away.
That’s not defeatist, merely realistic.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Surely it would be much too simplistic
To think that Mervue won’t enjoy the fray.
As run-ins go, I’m not too optimistic.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Without appearing over-masochistic,
Thoughts of Limerick turn blue skies to grey.
That’s not defeatist, merely realistic.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 If we beat Waterford, we’ll go ballistic,
Provided that we’re still in with a say.
But as run-ins go, I’m not too optimistic –
That’s not defeatist, merely realistic.

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