I can’t quite believe it
I’ve reached my century
Who’d have thought it
Me a football fan from Coventry.
One hundred and still going strong
Is that a fanfare I hear ?
Will you be celebrating with champagne ?
Nah, just a takeaway and a bottle of beer.
The post has been delivered to my door
Could that be a telegram from the queen ?
I bet that one is from a publisher
They’ll want to feature me in HELLO magazine.
Anyway I don’t want lots of fuss
I’ve told them please no publicity
But thanks for that massive cheque
But to me it’s just a pastime and a hobby.
Just in case I’ve got my speech ready
I’ve got so many people I have to thank
Like Crispin Thomas at Football Poets .Org
Not forgetting of course my dear uncle Frank.
So thankyou all at Football Poets
For putting up with me all this time
Especially having to read about Coventry City
In Haikus, blank verse, and rhyme !