|

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.

9

Notes

Corinthian and Tunbridge Wells compete in the Southern Counties East League

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