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Poems tagged ‘Football in bad weather’

The Lads in the Rain

The forecast isn’t too good today –
The sky is o’ercast and grey.
By three pm ’twill be bucketing down,
‘Least that’s what the weathermen say.
But my favourite team is playing at home,
And there are three points to gain.
So come to the Football Ground with me,
And cheer on the Lads in the rain.

The match can be seen on rights-grabbing Sky,
Or on YouTube after the game.
But to watch on TV or your laptop screen,
It never feels quite the same.
To be part of the crowd, to sing and shout loud,
It’s almost as if you were playing.
So come to the Football Ground with me,
And cheer on the Lads in the rain.

It’s windy and cold, I don’t need to be told,
If we fall sick, then I’ll be to blame.
But I’m taking the risk ‘cos I cannot resist
The lure of the Field of Play.
What matter if we get soaked to the skin,
Or some mockers call us insane?
Come down to the Football Ground with me.
Come root for the Lads in the rain.

17/3/24
Denys E. W. Jones

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