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The Seven Sorrows

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The first sorrow is of the Gaffer,
Who promised so much,
But whose reputation now lies in tatters.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The second sorrow is of the keeper,
Whose bungled save derailed the Campaign
Before it had time to get underway.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The third sorrow is of his team-mates,
Who quake at the thought of flying home
To face a nation irate.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The fourth sorrow is of the fans,
Let down yet again,
Who can but stare in disbelief and wring their hands.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The fifth sorrow is of landlords of pubs,
Makers of crisps and other such grub,
Whose profits will now tail off somewhat.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The sixth sorrow is of the PM,
Whose hopes of cashing in on a World Cup win
Have now come to an end.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The seventh sorrow is of this expat poet,
Who shares your dismay and grief
In seeing his homeland blow it.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 27/6/10
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

27th June 2010, Germany 4 England 1. This is a re-working of a poem by Ted Hughes entitled The Seven Sorrows.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-seven-sorrows/