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TREASURE (National)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 what is this game if so upright
we have no chance to think and write

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 no chance to comment cry or plea
at something held so seriously

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 no time to turn at Zola’s glance
and watch his feet how they can dance

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 no time to see when seasons pass
how poetry is formed on grass

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 no time to see by stark floodlight
teams full of stars like Rome by night

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 no time to shout in some cold stand
at some cool bloke on forty grand

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 no time to watch in smokey bars
these namby-pamby superstars

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 no time to wait-til our words can
enrich a game-people began

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 a poor game this if ruled by money
we have no time to just be funny

..in answer to the oft-asked question.
“WHY FOOTBALL POETRY?”

For W.H.Davies- Supertramp (1871-1940)
Forest Green Rover / a.k.a. FA Vase Cup Willie
Author of ‘Leisure’.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/treasure-national/