Upside Down World

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 He just loved to play
They got him to sign
He is nine

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A cash calf to shine
Light up managers eyes
‘That boys mine’

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 His name should only be on school books
Not on the dotted line
Come on, he’s nine

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 They give him attention
A contract and pension
A decade before his prime

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Reputations are fine
Their interest benign
They should have given him time



‘Boychester United’ have signed a nine-year old Australian, causing media frenzy. Small boys should be trashing plants with wayward shots in the garden or playing rush goalie with their mates. What happened to carefree childhood? Can’t kids just have fun anymore?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/upside-down-world/