Poetry Blogs (2018, world cup)
remember when you were a kid
and you got some tracing paper
and wrapped it round that thing
you use on your hair –
and blew to get a tune out of it?
a sort of cross between
a rasp and a kazoo
your whole family
during a particularly boring
Thursday 12th July 2018 10:34 pm
WORLD CUP 1966 personal recollections
Blue dressed bridesmaid
Bolt down the food, get through the speeches.
Drink up the wine – what’s the time?
Time to put down the serviettes.
Time to …………
Tension is building - Tighter, harder, bolder
The groom, the best man and every one of the ushers are at the starting gate.
More interested in the future than the present.
Saturday 7th July 2018 5:06 pm
Flags on cars
Fly the flag with idiotic pride,
it’s the football jamboree.
Infecting nearly everyone.
Suddenly – a pride in our country.
A cycle of absurd fervour,
that hits every four years.
All rejoicing at the start
before inevitably ending in tears.
An incongruous, simplistic belief,
unbridled passion for a game.
A conceited national arrogance.
It is such a shame, shame, shame.
Monday 18th June 2018 9:12 am
über the moon
you won’t be sober
any time soon.
Sunday 13th July 2014 10:57 pm
Black stars in the dark that shone so bright,
Pan continental sparks were reignited,
In a flood-lit calabash, man what a sight!
Eleven Ghanaians became Africa United.
For the global Diaspora of Africans whose numbers stretched to billions,
A short but welcome distraction from conflict and debt,
From the highest to the lowest, military to civilians,
Monday 10th January 2011 10:18 am
(This one's for Ray, and all the others out there)
Brazil in Mexico;
Bonetti’s blunder and Gazza’s tears;
Pele, Eusebio, Cruyff;
North Korea, when they were plucky, not dangerous and mad;
The often-absent Tartan army;
Beckenbauer’s grace and Zidane’s rage;
Argentina! Rattin’s dismissal, Maradona’s revenge;
Can Drogba carry Africa’s flag?
Wembley, the ...
Friday 11th June 2010 9:08 am
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