The Glory of the Grassroots Game

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 No prima donna’s neon boots
No glitzy goalie aches to shoot
A sloping pitch a non-league dog
A Poem A Pie and A Pint of grog

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Dogged defenders who stay the course
Strikers with the pace of Inspector Morse
A shot miscued and lost to the trees
Muddy shirts and bloodied knees

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But football played with heart and soul
Gaffer’s orders ‘aim for goal’
Along with many a naughty word
But football proper as it were.


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-glory-of-the-grassroots-game/