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The Viola in Yellow

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Why do they call them the Viola?
It isn’t so easy to see.
For they are not playing in viola,
They’re playing in yellow it seems.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Well, I forked out twenty-five euros
To watch Viola playing tonight,
But find them all decked out in yellow,
It somehow just don’t seem quite right.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Their shirts are as yellow as custard.
Their shorts are as yellow as mustard.
Their socks and their boots are both of the same hue,
Which leaves me dumbfounded and flustered.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Their followers wear viola scarves.
And “Forza Viola!” they chant.
But that vile Away Strip is the colour of sick,
Oh, doesn’t it just break your heart?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Some day I shall pop down to Florence
To witness them playing at home.
Perhaps then they will play in viola,
In viola and true to their name.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 24/9/10
Denys E. W. Jones

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22/9/10, Genoa-Fiorentina (1-1), an exciting match, but I find it annoying when visiting teams turn out in their away kit when it is not strictly necessary.
Editor Note:Happens here too Denys. Early season away strip sales boost? (surely not!) Still a worthy contribution to our current Things We’d Change Poems section. Good to hear from you .Best Crispin,.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-viola-in-yellow/