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Publish your football poems here and then discuss them with your team mates and fans. We're archived by The British Library, so your masterpieces are in the safe hands of a world-class keeper. What a result!
7th February 2017 at 3:51 pm
Lovely words Mike
If you key Munich or Busby Babes in the Search magnifying glass button above you will find all the poesm we’ve received since 2000 on the Munich Air crash (and Hillsborough).
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31st January 2017 at 8:34 pm
Great poem. My favorite line is the ‘worn down by fame’ much like my favorite artist.
31st January 2017 at 4:39 pm
Nice one Dennis….glad you got sorted here!
16th January 2017 at 5:00 pm
Nice one! How many coats does he have or is it just one coat of many colours?
14th January 2017 at 10:01 pm
A great poem, Crispin. Loved it.
12th January 2017 at 6:19 pm
Nice one !
11th January 2017 at 10:22 pm
With thanks, of course, to John Masefield.
12th December 2016 at 6:35 am
Thanks, Christian! I never had any problems with FootballPoets.org. You wouldn’t know if anything was plagiarized. You all are great. Thank you for giving me credit for my work.
9th December 2016 at 11:11 pm
Hi Scott, thanks for pointing this out. I have assigned the poem to your poet profile and changed the title to your original one. I have also notified the site editor and asked him to investigate the other poems that “Craig Wilson” submitted to this site during the period when he was active here i.e. between Nov 2004 and Feb 2005. Please accept our sincere apologies – all content here is contributed by the community and we make it clear that only original work may be submitted. Sometimes, it seems, plagiarised work slips through. Hopefully it won’t deter your from contributing in future.
8th December 2016 at 6:09 am
Nice. I was 15 years-old when I wrote this for a high school english class…in 1995:
You probably found it here: http://www.illyria.com/soccer/socbag.html
I suppose I should be flattered.
Looks like you changed the title, fixed my spelling in one spot in verse four, changed a word in the last line, and added some commas. While I appreciate the revisions, I don’t believe those changes make this poem yours.