On Staying Open In The Close Season

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 we’re staying open In the long close season
staying open to the earth and sky
staying fluffy when the going gets roughy
staying in touch while the days go by

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 we’re out grabbing the four days of summer
grabbing them all just as fast as we can
and we’re not jealous of the ones out training
it feels like a day since the world cup began

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 taking our time til the time takes over
taking our time and hey we’ll survive
not just in love with sweet fotball
we’re just in love with being alive

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 we’re switching off from the transfer wrangles
we’re switching off as its bottoming out
we all knew they’d be tightening purses
buit some big players can’t afford to go out.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 we’re switching off from the tabloid circus
no back pages for people like me
we’re in the open taking in nature
free as the wind and the wind cannot read

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 we’re staying open to other sweet moments
sweet summer festivals and swims in the sea
poems on a long beach under the stars
poems in the garden with friends round for tea

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 poems in traffic jams stuck in hot cars
poems on anything – the planet to life
not long to go now – i know that you know now
but hey don’t worry guys we’ll get by..

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 keep on writing now – keep on dreaming
keep on freeing those deep deep words
freedom through football – worldwide freedom
freedom through one think linking the earth*

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 freedom from fixtures and tim and big brother
freedom from mobiles – “you’re cracking up a bit?”
fredom from it all – for without football
we’re still breathing – but for now – that’s it!**

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 *except america of course (what world cup?)-you soccer guys you!

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 ** bit a la tweetie pie that last word eh (without the folks on the end)..spooky!


just chatting to stu (co-editor at footbasl poet mansions) on a hot summer’s night (probably THE hot summer’s night!) and we both agreed we need to re-charge our solar powered mental and foot batteries 4 a while..and say hello to our families.and chill a bit..you know..just be a bit crazy..stay up late eating biscuits til midnight (the dangerous brothers.who became the young ones…anyone remember?) or maybe water the sunflower, look at they sky again, open bills and all that good stuff….til August at least anyway!..know the feeling?

ps about people who send in those “American Football ” poems to us !



seriously ..call us big american footballer-blouses..
but …you would not believe how many “american-football” poems we get sent that we don’t put up on the site (aren’t we BRUTAL?)
WE HAVE GOT NOTHING AGAINST POPCORN ,HOT-DOGS,(even tho i’m a life-long veggie,body a temple and deep stuff like that) THE BLEACHERS COACHES with 87 on their back and huge blokes charging you .BUT out of our quest 4 freedom thru FOOTBALL poetry. (and we mean a la Beckham,Zola,South Korea and Forest Green Rovers) NOT a la the flipping 49er or whatever… we keep putting signs up if we go over there too ..there’s one in mad dog on haight st san fran.. and one in inverness california…and i think stuart put one up in a museum ?. so to re-iterate please please please…no american footbal poems on this site please..HEY TIME OUT GUYS.. why NOT create your’e site.. hey be cool…ok..

cos WE DID WE DID….SO america be cool…ok..

have a great summer…time out for us too… seeyas in august

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/on-staying-open-in-the-close-season/