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Looking down on his Kingdom
God saw that all was good
but needed someone more in his likeness;
thus the mould was set
and left in cold storage for centuries
until unleashed in the field of Ann :
But as yet, no football.
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the very first incarnation of Sepp Blatter –
step forward Noah
He had Rams, Stags, Wolves, Foxes
He had Bluebirds, Owls, Eagles
He had Lions, Terriers, Tigers
He had Bantams, Bees and Bulls
He had Canaries, Magpies, Throstles
He had Hornets, Peacocks, Robins
He had Seagulls, Shrews and Swans
And thus was created the very first League
And in the beginning – it was dubbed the Pairedship.
But still no football.
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is that one of the pigs got pregnant
and the other one kicked the bucket
and thus ’twas in that poor porkie’s memory
that a crowd gathered
to re-enact his last moment
and so perhaps we can explain the kicking
but the mystery still remains –
who thought to blow up the pig’s bladder?
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we had football!
And so we give thanks and praise
to our unknown benefactor;
Rugby has its William Webb Ellis –
perhaps we bow to a higher deity.
For the only ones in the know
are Noah, his wife
Shem, Ham, Japheth
the man upstairs.