“Silence is a Virtue”

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It’s like going to a circus
Doing the same thing every week
You’re wonderfully ‘new-veau’
Sorry I can’t turn the other cheek.
I’m not saying we should boo
Or jump on the players’ back
But all our loyal chants must be earned
And today I decided to crack.
Just polite applause at the final whistle
Rather than mass ‘Rabble’ adulation
That’s all they really deserved today
Before we slunk off back to the station.
So I had a rant and a moan
Chose not to lead ‘the’ song
Still proud to be part of Gavin’s Pink & Blue Army
But on days like today it’s plain wrong.
We haven’t won since Valentines
Love shouldn’t be blind
And if the players are met by silence
You have to be cruel to be kind.



(I wrote this after Dulwich Hamlet lost 3-0 away to Wingate & Finchley, on 28th March, we were on a really awful run of form, and hadn’t won for weeks. It seems like some of our fans are happy to sing at the end of the match, but I think support needs to earned, and with no rendition of “Gavin Rose’s Pink & Blue Army” at the final whistle they will realise they have to pull their socks up!)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/silence-is-a-virtue/