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The Sound of Chidrens Feet …revisited

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Down our street it’s ever so neat,
You rarely hear the sound of children’s feet.
Tidy gardens and pretty flowers,
No factory chimneys or towers.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Commuters who come home in their company cars,
That look at us as though we’re from mars.
We are supposed to be seen and not heard,
Dare we not say a word?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 They don’t want us to be normal kids playing skating
and
Football in the road.
Maybe it’s because they are getting old?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Have they forgotten what it’s like to be a child?
Expecting us to be so meek and mild.
Did they ever kick a ball in the street or
Make the sound of childrens feet?

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Notes

This poem is dedicated to all old grumps in every road, avenue and street who has forgotten that they were once a child and played in the street.
Imagine in the old days before ‘Football Schools of Excellence’ etc existed…..How would the likes of Denis Law, Bobby Charlton , Stanley Matthews and George Best of learned their skills if they had been banned from kicking a ball in the street?
This poem was first published in Nov 98 in Aston Clinton School’s anthology of Football Poems…’Poetry in Motion..Football! Football! Football! Priced £2.99 plus postage. All profits to the school. Published by Simon Icke ISBN 0 9534562 0 X

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-sound-of-chidrens-feet-revisited/