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School rules

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Frog marched,
corridors previously a running track,
now a hallway of shame.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 My lack of attention,
to unwritten rules,
did not wish to seek detention,
but my love for you,
has seen to it.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Comfort chairs,
the headmaster’s demeanour,
hard like a leather strap,
given sternly,
in my opinion,
for a casual misdemeanour.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 To them,
a gross treason against the state,
of great import,
worth attendance,
from a higher authority,
“Your dad’s on his way”.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Fun with inside out blazers,
ties like flat thin eels,
sometimes like kippers,
laughter, mocking and fights,
opposition schools,
such delights,
all about to be lost,
and for what?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Football, my first love,
a kick is a kick,
and I’m now so very sorry,
I did against a wall,
where it says I shouldn’t.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 For the indescretion made,
it’ll take more than me Dad
to wipe this smile off my face.

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Notes

Slightly changed from the original. It was not a football poem but a love poem about a girl called Rachel and a kiss (not a kick).

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/school-rules/