The fab thing about poetry is that there's aways something great to be found, on any subject under the sun.
So, with the Euro invading the airwaves, and tournaments up and down the county (countries) at this time a year, here's a poem for the followers of the ball.
All the more apt today, the day that Thierry Roland, French football commentator extraordinaire passed away.
I'm not a big fan of football but I am a big fan of the lessons it teaches, lessons about winning, but especially about losing, about working as a team and especially about respect, for the opponent, but also for the coaches, team-mates, spectators, and more importantly... for ourselves.
Let's not forget all the people who give up so much of their time and energy to teach our kids these amazing lessons, coaches like the fabulous Lionel above, who gives up evenings and weekends to teach our boys about life.
A poem for Football lovers
Football can make you cry
it can also bring you joy
I've played and watched it
as a man and a small boy.
Football has great players
like the one and only Messi
the Argentinian is a genius
I wished he played for Coventry.
Football is the favourite sport
no other game comes anywhere near
in the U.K.it's the number one pastime
just beating fishing and drinking beer.
Football though can be an addiction
it can be on your mind all of the day
your thinking about goals, shots, and saves,
and even talking about it to God when you pray.
So long may Football be played on our planet
even though it has trouble along the way
but just think if there was no Football at all
us fans would have nothing to do on a Saturday!