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Pun ditto

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 There are many do it
Gazza blew it

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Bluffers-not-so-anonymous
queuing up at the gantry
all mic’d up and psyche’d up
all suited and recruited –
more for what they know
than how they can say it

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Fame
is not the same
as eloquence and charm –
oh for a “Doog” to disarm
the Lineker smarm

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Lucid self-expression
is not part of the kit, that they now don
articulation, not in their repertoire
erudite, not on their cv

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 these guys were seasoned pros
who out on the pitch showed no fear
whereas we seek reasoned prose
neatly structured, cogent and clear

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 now the gamut, of glorified gods
gather garrulously
the epitome
of fame over faculty
a plethora of pundits opining
with cliché and curse
whereas we poets just do it
with bouquet and verse

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Notes

for those not old enough to remember –
The Doog: Derek Dougan, late of Wolves and Northern Ireland, and a very blunt yet charming pundit!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/pun-ditto/