Young Reject

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Darlington, yes, I knew someone from there
A lad with curly ginger hair
He was once, so he said, on Sunderland’s books
But they let him go, despite his looks

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When we met, he was doing ok, just fine
We worked on a car production line
He signed semi-pro for a local team
Who needed a touch of skill, it would seem

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 He provided it too, for that I can vouch
Though I saw him take kicks that made me go:” Ouch!”
He didn’t stay long on the factory floor
I was sad to see him go out the door

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 He emigrated, can’t remember where
I hope the lad made good out there
As a teenager, he was not very tall
Sixties Sunderland thought him too small

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 They may have been right, but how could they know?
They didn’t give him a chance to grow
Yes, I know, the successes are few
There are many rejected, perhaps even you?

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/young-reject/