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“Sick Liverpool Fan”

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The match;
The day of reckoning:
The long awaited gargantuan clash
Where cash is splashed
On bright banners,
And bars are packed
With fervent hopes and the
Biting banter of friendly rivals.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Suddenly – A headed goal!
The pendulum of emotions is set in motion:
Will we hang on? We need another?
Which sub? Which tactic?
The raucous cheers and booming boos
Take turns to fill each bittersweet second.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Bodies on the line –
Backs to the wall –
Fighting to survive –
In the stupefying circus of dreams.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The show can’t go on.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And it doesn’t.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 As an ashen-faced casualty lies inert
The frosted reality pierces my passion:
All fumes of festivity evaporate,
Replaced by the sad sobriety of shock and sorrow.
I truly am – a “sick Liverpool fan.”

5

Notes

After watching Alan Smith’s horrific injury and then reading about the mindless comments, which came from certain members of the Kop. (20/2/06)

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/sick-liverpool-fan/?shared=email&msg=fail