Artificial Inspiration

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Like a boy band; manufactured from parts.
All for show, the best on paper
but football is played on grass you say –
well, not always

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 synthetic pitch, insincere smile
contrived formations
obvious simulation
man-made rumours
tabloid fabrication
our love for the England national team
it’s not natural



Never mind the artifical pitch, what about false hopes? Englands footballers have led us down the garden path and for forty years I’ve followed. No more! I gave the match on Saturday afternoon a miss to enjoy a sunny garden and enjoyed the televised rugby later in the day. And I never thought I’d say that…

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/artificial-inspiration/