Desert Island Disciple

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I heard about this chap last week
Got off his desert island
His fire spotted by a plane
He had started on the highland

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Joyous relief he did proclaim
Thankful but not withdrawn
When asked from whence he came
He simply uttered “Gurran”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Is there anyone you want to ring?
Asked those who had chanced upon
He inquired to just one thing
“How are City gettin’ on?”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Fifteen games without defeat
Promotion push on track
The lowly Blaahs came to compete
Took the monkey off our back

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 He smiled so awkward and clunky
Took a last look up at the dune
If I ever see another monkey
It’ll be a day too soon


All I’ve been listening to lately is Desert Island Disc podcasts from the BBC website
A fascinating show that gives an amazing insight into peoples lives.
People from every corner of every spectrum. Well worth a perusal.

Cork City had played the first 15 games of this season unbeaten until the visit of Waterford United last week when three defensive errors handed them a 3-2 victory.
To some supporters it’s like the end of the world but imagine if you’d been on a desert island since the beginning of March and only just been discovered, things wouldn’t look half as bad.

Gurran is short for Gurranabraher (pronounced Grawnabrawher) an area on the Northside of Cork City.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/desert-island-disciple/