The Call Of The Toad

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Despite almost unconditional love and affection
He betrayed The Reds with a Spanish defection
Required a European Cup to complete his collection
Thought it simple enough amidst Galactico perfection

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A luxury Madrid villa and a sun-kissed complexion
But behind Raul and Ronaldo for first team selection
Kicking heels on the bench made time for reflection
A slice of Turkish Delight only increased his dejection

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The toad’s call became louder and spread like infection
Dreamed of a Mersey return and a career resurrection
His quest for honours went again in the wrong direction
The day Michael set eyes on Gormley’s Angel erection



A book entitled “The Call of The Toad” by Gunther Grass explores the instinctive desire to return home.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-call-of-the-toad/