Aston Clinton poet Simon Icke tackles one of the scourges of the beautiful game with his insightful poem.
Simon said the poem, which he wrote 15 years ago, has received thousands of hits on www.footballpoets.org and other poetry websites.
He said: “Many county FAs and junior leagues and football clubs have used it , it has even found its way to Australia, US, Canada and South Africa; I know from feedback I have received it has brought new interest to the footballpoets.org website.”
that’s all I ever hear,
I’m so confused and filled
I’m only 10 years old and
football should be fun,
But with all this noise I don’t know which way to run.
“Get back in defence!” my
Dad shouts, “Get up front and deal with these louts!”
Loud mouth supporter, who knows all the rules.
(He takes the rest of us for fools)
Shouts, “What are you
Your head’s in a spin!”
Is it any surprise,
with all this din?
I am only a boy, so why do you all try to destroy,
what I’d love to enjoy?”
FOOTBALL SHOULD BE FUN
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