A Welcome Distraction? Ummmm…

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Though not a fan of these Olympics
I’m a time served full blown cynic
Who yearns for days when amateurs played these games.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Though I’m kind of supportive in me way
Directing our lost guests to the stadia
By bus or down the underground most days.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I’ve heard them with plummy accents
On the telly talking nonsense
About the way these games will turn us round.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Yet on the radio today
The legacy of these games
Could be that parks and running tracks will be closed down.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I can’t be doing with the upper class
What row them boats, and do dressage
Telling me how hard they’ve had to strive.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 When a bike ride down the road from Stratford
Kids are sent to school without their breakfast
While their mums and dads are struggling to survive.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But the real point of me poem
Before our welcome visitors shoot off home
Concerns the media coverage given to said games.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 It’s been a blimmin wonderful distraction
From footballs low-lifes, cheats and chavs
Adorning TV screens and sports back pages!

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Yeah the freebie London papers
All our visitors got to savour
Were minus tales of: Joey, Rio and JT.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 So our guest are sure to leave these shores
Recalling feats of professional sporting glory
Having missed the start of this years Premier League!



Amateur. Remember that word? Marco Van Basten started out playing as an…amateur footballer.

Go well and be lucky.



Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/a-welcome-distraction-ummmm/