Rico’s First Team Talk in Cork

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “I’m contiguous with the current situation,
And know you’re quite endemically nonplussed.
This outbreak of inherent sternutation
Is caused by a preponderance of dust.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 ‘But our interdepartmental choreography
Is obfuscated by this contretemps.
We’ll ameliorate the training ground’s topography,
And garner approbation at a romp.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 ‘A deipnosophist is how some might describe me,
And claim I should have been a bouquiniste.
Such unctuous commentators might ascribe me
An irenic quidnunc, to say the least.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 ‘My tenets might be sanguine and loquacious,
And sedulous of literary digestion.
Yet I can be fatidic and loquacious –
Now, anybody want to ask a question?”


Damien Richardson, rather too well-read to be a manager, takes over in Cork.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/ricos-first-team-talk-in-cork/