Reality Check?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I’m stood in The Slug and Lettuce
Up the Junction yesterday afternoon.*
When out of the corner of my eye
On one of the huge plasma’s
I note Ireland are beating Scotland
8 points to nothing in The Rugby.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Fings are further on the up
When Demba Ba
Takes an Oscar winning tumble
Up at The Etihad.
Penalty! We roar
Though no one up in Manchester can hear us.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Up steps a confident Frankie Lamps
Steadies himself
Trying to out psych Joe Hart.
Begins his run up,
And the rest (of the day) is….. misery.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Later on same day, a pal of mine,
Who’s been lying in a coma
Since the end of October,
Seems to vaguely recognise me, and squeeze my hand gently,
As I pay him a visit in hospital.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Now there’s cause for real celebration, and a reality check!



For a Hartlepool fan, and a really lovely bloke I know.

Go well and be lucky.




* Clapham Junction in South West London.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/reality-check-3/