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Tenterhooks

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Living on tenterhooks can’t be good
A waiting game is understood
There’s no end to the anxiety
Must be the enforced sobriety

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 My daughter peeps in through the door
“Daddy, bad news, Waterford scored”
Another Deise aerial threat
This time it landed in our net.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Apprehension puts me on the verge
Come on baby, please emerge
The waiting breeds the fretfulness
When all we want is some progress

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The Beast for now doth ease my wrath
As I put my princess in the bath
Comhscór taken, no hesitation
All adding to my trepidation

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 You just can’t help but be concerned
My stomachs never been as churned
Remembering that wise old line
The second always takes its time

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Replay set, we still sit tight
Where will I be on Tuesday night?
In the Shed unleashing scorn?
Or CUH, my child being born?

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Notes

Last Saturdays Cup Quarter Final in Waterford coincided with the due date of my second child. And for the record, we won the replay 4-0 and I was in the Shed, in fact here we are 5 days later and still no sign, come on kid, get a move on.
Comhscór = Gaelic for a draw


Editor’s note :

Deise : Gaelic nickname for Couny Waterford

Darren : good luck with the impending birth, hope all goes well.

Clik

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/tenterhooks/