To a young Fan asking stupid Questions

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Why is a Rugger Ball oval?
Why is a Soccer Ball round?
Why, tell me, why did that flag go up,
When all thought it should have stayed down?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Why did the Referee point to the Spot?
Why did that shot hit the bar?
Why did we lose after leading by two?
Why could we not scrape a draw?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Why did the Chairman give Gaffer the sack,
When he’d pledged his contract to renew?
Why is my Hero now playing in red,
When he’d sworn he’d be always a Blue?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Why is a blackboard black?
Why is a whitefish white?
Why does the sun shine on bright through the day,
Yet not show its face in the night?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Why do the rich get richer?
Why do the poor stay poor?
Why do wee birdies go tweet, tweet, tweet?
Why does a fierce lion roar?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Thus has it been since the Dawn of Time.
So shall it evermore be.
Now I’ll put you to bed, ‘cos it’s half past nine,
Then perhaps I can get me some peace!

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 15/7/05
Denys E. W. Jones



This is a re-working of a poem by Ernest Dowson entitled To A Lady Asking Foolish Questions. It’s clear isn’t it? – In the first three stanzas we have the stupid questions posed by a young fan. In the last three stanzas we have an exasperated adult’s response.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/to-a-young-fan-asking-stupid-questions/