Glaswegian Timewarp

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Blue and Green; a bigger conflict, but why should
It be ? Rivalry a sideshow, hatred the mainstay. A
Duopoly of vengance that fuels itself four times a
Season – maybe more. History is distorted to suit.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Two institutions, wrapped up in the past – not only
Yesterday or last week, but hundreds of years ago.
A cancer, try to remove it – It comes back time and
Again – disguised as allegiance, but far more lethal.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 A shadow that lingers over a nation. One is British,
One Irish – neither truly Scottish. And they dominate
The rest on a weekly basis, just fodder for the Firm.
Could it ever change… a fanaticism feeding on itself.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A legacy of loathing, but defined and dependent on
The Enemy. If one withers, would the other die – and
Could the impossible happen – in the 21st Century ?
No flags, no chants, no bile, no prejudice. Just hope.


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/glaswegian-timewarp/