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Swapping Shirts with Shakespeare

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Our revels are starting – the game’s to be won,
Tis time to swap shirts before the day’s run,
I swap mine with Shakespeare, with a poem sublime,
Tis all about football, in memory’s rhyme:

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 ‘Sphere! Leather sphere!
See how I kick the muddied orb
High into the vaulted azure sky,
Far above London’s dark grime and soot,
Until it doth descend,
When I trap it with my boot.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Then have I ambition mundane,
One terrestrial aim:
Solely,
To advance upon the opposition goalie,
To score with a shot oh so sublime,
That doth transcend reason and rhyme,
Receive applause as offered from some votary,
Far more art and artifice in that
Than in writing this preposterous poetry.’

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I thank you, lords, ladies and commoners.
On to the next stage, by your leave.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/swapping-shirts-with-shakespeare-2/