We Could Have Been At The Top!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We could have been at the top!
O.k. Joint top.
We may be in an automatic promotion slot
But are in no mood for celebration,
“You don’t understand,
31st December was going to be the defining moment
Of the long slog upwards
Four games, four wins in a row
Maximum points and place on the summit,
Middlesbrough’s New Year’s celebrations
Would have been headlines around the world
Win almost in or grasp
Then the sucker punch goal
Feels like a defeat.


(Think of Marlon Brando in ‘On the Waterfront’)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/we-could-have-been-at-the-top/