Tears before bedtime

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We watch them dive
The Premiership prima donna’s
Pompous poseurs
And I guess we’re impervious to it now
Should the ref blow?
So what if he does
So what if he doesn’t
There’s points and pay rises at stake
But why should cheats prosper?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I watch my daughter dive
All eight months of pure innocence
No comprehension of depth or danger
She hits the floor
Face first
It hurts
To watch
Tumbling, just out of …
Fumbling reach
The tears appear
Before the screech
The wailing pierces
In a way
That the practised professionals
Never will


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Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/tears-before-bedtime/