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They’ll Never Take My Celery From Me

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 they ask me for my Evian
they take away the top
they search me like a criminal
oh where’s it going to stop?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 they take away the right to stand
they make us sit in rows
and if we stand they make us sit
it’s easier I suppose

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 they take away our rattles
we waved since we were boys
in case the luvvies in the suites
get woken by the noise

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 they only let us wave a flag
on special nights they pick
and every stick must be no more
than just a pencil thick

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 they charge the earth for rubbish
synthetic chips and fries
and if you’re vegetarian
they’ve only got meat pies

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 so I must smuggle salad in
as raw as raw can be
a houmous dip some carrot strips
and stalks of celery

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 it isn’t easy being green
Van Morrison would say
but they’ve no place for history
and have to have their way

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 and they can try to make us look
like cardboard cut-out fans
covered in expensive kits
with ever outstretched hands

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 but this I swear that while I live
wherever I may be
they’ll never ever take away
my celery from me..

NO 2 in series of Green Poems for our Football Planet..

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/theyll-never-take-my-celery-from-me/