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Waiting For the Flood Gates to Open – Villanelle

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It’s raining, and has been pouring all day!
On this bitterly cold December
We at the Riverside are waiting for the floods gates to open.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Season of good will is here,
Time for celebration, who cares if it has been
It’s raining, and has been pouring all day!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Three points and we’re at the top
Two minutes and Adam Clayton floats the ball over but
We at the Riverside are waiting for the floods gates to open

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Seven, fourteen, forty, forty-four minutes
Boro poured forwards without reward but
It’s raining, it’s has been pouring all day!

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 In second half Boro, it’s still raining and
Boro fans still waiting for goals to warm the soul but
We at the Riverside waited for the floods gates to open

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 It’s wet, its cold and
Nugent is sent off
It’s raining, it’s has been pouring all day!
We at the Riverside waited for the floods gates to open

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Notes

Written Sat 12th Dec
Middlesbrough vs Birmingham

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/waiting-for-the-flood-gates-to-open-villanelle/