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The Meaning…

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 …of life. (What football means to me)

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Football is my calendar
My year starts in August, ends in May
After work, and chores and snores
Football comes into play

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Life in two hour intervals
Allowing for stoppages and half time
Routine checked against fixture list
Kick-off dictates when we dine

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Points are like a thermometer
They help to gauge my mood
Three points and I’ll be happy
No points means I’m rude

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Sundays can be like a carnival
Or gloomsville where no-one speaks
On Mondays we scour the local press
For news of the match in midweek

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 If you turn your radio on
You can hear a game four nights in a row
Weekends also well-catered for
(On Fridays we play Subbeteo)

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 People planning weddings are advised
Marriage is a state I would not knock
I’m available any time to be a guest
But not Saturdays at three o’clock

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Christmas is a time for families
Get together for a Boxing Day spread
But be warned, if we’re playing at home
I’ll be going to the match instead

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Notes

Football is a parallel universe: second life.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-meaning/