I Run The Line – Part 1

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 As a linesman
I’m impartial.
I don’t take sides
Just martial
My thoughts,
Go by the rules,
Ignore the opinions
Of fools
In the crowd shouting
“Where are your specs?”
I imagine they’re frustrated
Not getting sex
On a regular
Well, they should know
Where their place is.
I’m important you see,
Top of the tree.
Apart, of course
From the Referee.
Ok, I’m not in charge,
Don’t have a whistle,
But at least I’m not
The fourth official.
He just holds up
The stoppage time board,
Restrains one team’s manager
When the other team’s scored,
And maybe I
Could have given offside
But if I’d said I was perfect
Then I would have lied.
I run the line,
My flag is my tool,
And, like I said, I’m impartial.
I’m nobody’s fool.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/i-run-the-line-part-1/