Where Friesians Run

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 On the Kent Weald near six lady Friesians,
a big game tonight is set for Gay Dawn Farm
as T’Wells are visiting Valley Road in Fawkham
with eighty fans expected – could be over a ton

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 including lawyers, doctors and architects
then guys who drive proverbial white vans,
those from Rochester and of Southfleet
arriving early at this sports complex for

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 their SUV’s parked up next the nine hole
on the mound high above the Club House
hundred yards away or just a tad shorter,
long trek in prospect to grab a best bitter

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 and on the big screen there is pro-footy
of money and diving en pursuit of fame
and dodgy haircuts plus body mutilation,
why go through pain to be covered in tat?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And here come chips; here are the burgers
plate after plate of working men’s fodder
smothered in ketchup to match most palates
ready for the offing at quarter to eight as

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 team sheets proffered, attention focussed,
T’Wells still has that Wemberlee feel
with a back pairing of Spackman and Whibley,
Fuller in the middle and Irvine up top.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Then hooped Corinthian (never too Casual
nor from Brasil where some play big time)
have no Billings or any of the Hagans
or a young Rutnam in their line up, so

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 possibly some reserves are being fielded
hence T’Wells aiming to bag all three points
as officials lead out the bravest gladiators
for a brief encounter here at Gay Dawn Farm.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Floodlights on; all bus shelters bristling
with tension cutting right through humid air
for ninety minutes plus of intense emotion
as rain starts to pour and all six Friesians run.



Corinthian and Tunbridge Wells compete in the Southern Counties East League

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/where-friesians-run/