Too Bright for Comfort

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 we weren’t that great again out there
against Braintree for sure
perhaps they were too bright for us
i thought we’d never score
it feels bizarre..familiar
before a restless crowd
who barely raise the noise at all
as though they’re not allowed..

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 the glaring garb the visitors
arrived in ..took us back
to when the future looked so bright
as we began to crack
to be outsung by 42
all standing in the shade
at least we haven’t lost this year
when will we make the grade?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 you listen in on moans and groans
from those who’ve watched for years
the pessimism swirls around
increasing long-felt fears
the panic button’s being pressed
we beg consistency
we only sing when we’re winning
which is not constantly

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 they chop and change so often
they come and go like mist
our two new subs looked fine indeed
it’s time to stick not twist
we have no right to win this league
we flatter to deceive
from the sublime to poor sometimes
whatever we believe

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 ok we were hard done by
but there we were again
with 7 added minutes
it’s deja-vu my friends
as though we’ve never known a team
put ten behind the ball
or watched dismayed as they waste time
is no surprise at all

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 so how to lift the feeling
for confidence to soar ?
except to keep on keeping on
it’s square one time once more…
and what to say to stand out more
when pressure is incessant
it’s time for even bolder shirts
we must..

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 be more..

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 fluorescent


Forest Green Rovers 1 Braintree Town 1
Sat Jan 21 2017 Vanarama National League

Forest Green Rovers play in almost UV bright green with dark green stripes…Braintree play in orange/tangerine. Rovers Goalie San Russell wears pink and Braintree’s keeper wears light blue. I could include the various multi-coloured luminous boots but you get the picture…add in the sun and it was BRIGHT.

Another two dropped points and a perfectly onside goal disallowed goal in the 93rd minute….

It sounds like I’m moaning and ungrateful , especially with Forest Green currently sitting 2nd behind Lincoln, but if City win their two games in hand… we could find ourselves 10 points behind with Tranmere ,Dagenham and Barrow breathing down our necks.! Too many changes in personnel/ loans in and out.line ups. etc;
I guess we all just crave consistency.

Oh well ……..we go again.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/too-bright-for-comfort/