Mothers Day

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Me ma hates football
She takes me to every game
I say she doesn’t have to
I could always get the train

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Me ma doesn’t understand offside
She watches from the stand
Shouting at the ref when he blows up
Making gestures with her hand

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Me ma doesn’t know the rules
Though she recognises “Goall!!!!!!!”
She opens her mouth so wide to cheer
She could swallow an orange – whole

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Me ma says it’s a muddy sport
She scrubs and irons my shirt
She brings First Aid and sandwiches
In case I should get hurt

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Me ma came to see us lift The Cup
As I captained the winning team
She kept saying ‘It’s only a game”
With her smile switched on full-beam



There must be lots of parents out there ferrying their kids to matches, cheering them on when really they’d rather be doing something else.
It must be worth it though when a dream is realised…

This poem came from having sat behind a players mum on Saturday at a pre-season friendly – she didn’t know if her boy would be playing but he was on the bench and she didn’t want to miss a possible appearance…

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/mothers-day/