DONT FOLLOW MY LEADER

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Sports  |  House: Booksie Classic

ROY HODGSON TRIES TO PICK A PRINCIPLED ENGLAND CAPTAIN

DON’T FOLLOW MY LEADER.

Roy Hodgson addressed the men assembled

All doe-eyed and serious like the puppy he resembled

With fear in his eyes, he looked round for a leader

Thinking deep down he was an unlucky bleeder

For having to choose from this motley crew

Was like trying to find meat in a veggie stew

No energy for England,

But stamina for Blingland.

Role models were thin.

Just a Rolls with some models in.

Adultery, drinking, racism and fighting

…That’s just John Terry, the list is frightening

The fans will probably think he's a loony

But he'll have to plump for……Jason Roberts


Submitted: October 28, 2012

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garrycroft

Jason Roberts is a fairly well known black English footballer who has spoken out about racism in the game. Compared to the likes of John Terry, he seemed to me a good choice for the England captain of morality. Mike, thanks for commenting once again.

Fri, December 14th, 2012 6:28pm

towers of academe

I enjoyed this one too. Thought-provoking. Not a soccer fan, but I think I understand the predicament. Why are some poems so little read, yet others so much, and we may think they are our worst efforts?

Sat, December 22nd, 2012 9:41am

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I think this poem is more political than my others. I am a political person but I don't want to bore people with rants(after all its only poetry) I aim to make people laugh primarily. Once again thanks for taking the time to read my stuff.Please try "Wordy Gurdy Man". I promise I will have another look at your stuff. Thanks again.

Sat, December 22nd, 2012 2:39am

ben hardstaff

Once again, an interesting topic. That's half the battle i think - choosing something that people can relate to. Very clever last 4 lines... loved the John Terry reference. Gonna read more of your stuff now.

Fri, January 4th, 2013 9:03pm

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The middle bit to this poem is definitely "clunky" but I wanted it that way as a change from the rest of the poem( I don't want people getting bored..haha) Sometimes I want to summarise something but I don't want to take much space up...so I ram it in..haha.

Ben I am indebted to you for your astute and knowledgable points.

I also have not read all your work but I will!

Sat, January 5th, 2013 11:00am

Indie Skreet

As always witty and intelligent - mm,must find something more original to say! By the way, just in case anyone thinks we have a connection, I feel I must protect your honour and let the public know The G I refer to in my work is not you...... he was not nearly as articulate, funny or clever. In fact, not sure what the f.ck saw in him! :D

Sat, January 19th, 2013 1:41pm

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Thanks very much for trawling through my work and commenting, Indie(must find something more original to say)I'll read your "G" work today and comment.Thanks again.

Sat, January 19th, 2013 6:08am

Desilu

I agree with your summing up of that situation.
Poor Roy,he can't roll his R's.
John Terry rolls his too much.
Loving your use of words.
Dee.

Sat, March 30th, 2013 2:49pm

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Thanks.

Sat, March 30th, 2013 1:28pm

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