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World record smashed by a right Pratt

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “Take that Knowles”, Chippenham’s finest roared
Three seconds all it took to topple a world record

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 And David Pratt gained the earliest red card ever
One that very well may stand tall forever

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Knocking Giuseppe Lorenzo off the top berth
Feat many felt wouldn’t be matched again on earth

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Achieved in the playground Calcio in the year 1990
The Bologna star’s 10 seconds now appear an eternity

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A thrust straight out of Hell’s half acre
What Bashley gaffer Riley called “a potential leg-breaker”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Scene evocative of scores on Hackney Marsh
Though Plumber Pratt insisted the red card was harsh

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 “I felt hard done by the ref’s decision but he thinks it’s a red card”
To be fair the lunge could have left the beneficiary scarred

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Someone could have ended plastered and padded
“So I have to take it,” a wistful Pratty added

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Name etched in history by the time we’d sat for tea
Insistent, “The world record is not a big deal for me”

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 With Christmas the season of merry and much love
He spoke, “Its not something that I’m proud of”

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 C’mon Ref get it on and let’s call it quits
Three seconds! Who needs fames 15 minutes

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Number7
© Emdad Rahman

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Notes

David Pratt (not Platt) – world record holder 🙂

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/world-record-smashed-by-a-right-pratt/