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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby NewForestRover » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:09 pm

P.S.
Wouldn't it be good if someone can do next verse and we are able to keep this going until end of season!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:07 pm

It's been a long time since I felt moved to contribute again to the Forum. I have been reading avidly but became heartedly sick of some of the bad mouthing that went on towards the end of last season. And now it is being inferred that people could be referred to as lice. Can we just cut this out and return to proper debate - whether you agree or disagree. If you cannot control yourself just don't post and have a quick walk round the block to calm down. I would love to be able to post poems about football again. Return to proper debate and you may be unfortunate enough to read them.

IT ISN’T NICE TO BE CALLED A LICE
(Unless you are a lice)

It isn't nice to be called a lice
Maybe twice or thrice - it cuts no dice
Using every device to wind others up - a fool’s paradise
It just isn’t nice - to be precise

It’s a cheap shot, imprecise, it just isn’t nice
Critics should be enticed not sliced
It’s a forum ,not a paradise just for sycophants giving advice
No matter how that advice may be as I say imprecise

We’re playing well, FGR our passionate vice
So let’s not call people lice as a rhetorical device
Spice by all means - but lice - it cuts no dice
To be concise, precise let’s excise lice and just be nice.
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:09 am

Apologies for not replying in poetry, I know my capabilities especially at 7am!

Debate is healthy and spurs many to read and contribute to the forum. Inappropriate vocabulary and insults reduce the numbers participating as Farmcotian’s introductory remarks suggest.

This season’s forum IMO has covered a range of topics and been pretty balanced, but thanks for the poem, it’s a timely reminder to us all.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby The Old TomCat » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:37 am

I concur with above two posts.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Foggy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:54 am

Was wondering if poetry had become an endangered quantity but welcome it's return.

The atmosphere around the club seems far better than last season, less evidence of fraction and division, long may that continue.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:00 am

Farmcotian, it's fab to have you back. I've missed your poetry.

This is a belter, and very apt.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Chrisgump11 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:12 pm

First time you have written a 'lousy' poem Farmcotian!

Great words & sentiment. Not sure what caused the hostilities to break out as they did, just when manager, coaches, players & supporters seemed to be on the same sheet. Hopefully the sourness will soon be forgotten as we resume the love-in!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Lady Magpie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:12 pm

You say it's not nice to be called a lice
but please try and read your electric device
Not a single person was called that word so precise
But if the cap fits, wear it just like a grumpy lice.

The actual feeling that I was being so precise
Was that the club was playing with MC's advice
In such away that the lice couldn't write in their device
But just creep back into the wood awaiting their grumpy vice.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:13 pm

It's not blasphemous to question.

It is not treasonous to criticise.

We should not blindly follow

We must look through open eyes.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:29 pm

voodoobluesman wrote:It's not blasphemous to question.

It is not treasonous to criticise.

We should not blindly follow

We must look through open eyes.


or:
It’s not sacrilegious to enquire
It’s not sanctimonious to decry
It’s not pernicious to pacify
We all have the right to say - why?
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:06 pm

Been looking at the John Light debate. It could perhaps be summed up thus:

Some say The New Lawn with a bibliotheca compares
Only for those who come to watch and admire silently
An athenaeum where silence is a watchword - one just stares
But others disagree and feel we should shout vigorously and violently

But without the South Stand to lead us, the seated multitude
We have no reference point, no chief librarian to give permission
To shout “Come on You Rovers” with passion and verisimilitude
So come on lads, give the silent majority the right to sing without inhibition
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby NewForestRover » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:16 am

If you're sitting in the library
Quiet but feeling proud
Of a club that's loved so much
You want to shout out loud

But you're too afraid to do so
And let your feelings show
Forget those inhibitions
Our players need to know

When those around are chanting
And you consider joining in
Be brave and make a difference
Your voice will help us win

:)
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:46 am

NewForestRover wrote:If you're sitting in the library
Quiet but feeling proud
Of a club that's loved so much
You want to shout out loud

But you're too afraid to do so
And let your feelings show
Forget those inhibitions
Our players need to know

When those around are chanting
And you consider joining in
Be brave and make a difference
Your voice will help us win

:)

Wonderful. It's nice to have Poetry Corner back.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Greeners » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:07 pm

There is an old hippie from Stroud
Who shouts for an ethic, out loud,
that's sporting and green
and now can be seen
by Forest Green Rovers and crowd.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:54 pm

SNOW

words fell

from
the

sky

today

I stood

and

watched them

snowin’

and as they settled on the ground,
they turned into this poem.
Bottom line have they cleared the County Ground?
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby NewForestRover » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:53 pm

At the start of season
Promotion's far away
Sometimes it happens sooner
Tomorrow becomes today

We're moving up the table
Still have a game in hand
So are probably higher up
Than any of us planned

If we keep achieving
Points each time we play
And remove all other teams
Who are getting in our way

We'll get to where we're heading
And leave others in the shade
Those we play in future
Need to be afraid!

Nerves can all be banished
I know we've all had some
Promotion's getting closer
League One here we come

Have faith, believe in brilliance
At night wherever you are
Wake up and smell the roses
Believe in FGR

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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:56 pm

Please be kind, it's my first proper poem.

Blimey!

Here comes Brexit
And it’s associated pile of horse stuff
And it doesn’t matter how you feel about it
Because we’re going to exit
Although perhaps we should all leg it,
Or probably forget it.

We could be in the Titanic or Cutty Sark
To me, we more are likely in need of Noah’s Ark
As the wave of pessimism or misplaced optimism on the day
Washes us ever further away

After the ministers gloat
Over the meaningful vote
The world of “No Deal”
Becomes horrifically real
And we hear the tick, tock of the doomsday clock
We see the delighted face of Paul Dacre and Rupert Murdoch
And the inevitable end looms ever large
With the whining rhetoric of Nigel Farage
As he plots with Arron Banks
And the Tufton Street thinktanks
They’ll tell us we’ll be fine and everything will be OK
Just keep cutting taxes
And plan for when
Boris gets the keys for number 10
And all the terrorists have Irish accents and white faces again

As sun rises on the golden dawn
And we find that what we had is now all gawn
And all that’s left is us
And we look at the side of the bus and say,
“Do you know what, that’s really funny,
I’m sure someone said we’d all have more money.
I just get fed up of all the experts
And the rubbish that they all splurt
As they told us that we’d end up eating dirt
And live in this world of hurt”

Let’s say a goodbye
To this EU pie in the sky
Cos we’ve got our new friends with which to play
As the spectres of Trump and Putin rub their hands in glee
I just think about what’s going to happen to you and me
And I start to worry
About our land of hope and glory
Mother of the free (trade)

And with the car industry, agriculture and NHS gone
We can have the words of Rees Mogg to spur us on
For goodness sake, cheer up New, Great Britain
As tuck into your chlorinated chicken
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Silver Surfer » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:23 pm

Classic, VDBM.

Spot on and from the heart. I wonder if OTC can produce his first poem in response.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:01 pm

Thank you VDBM. I haven't posted all season because I am sick of all the bickering that goes on between one or two people and it appears that real debate gets lost in *** for tat schoolyard name calling. But when one sees something from the heart - with some actual thought put into the content it does restore some faith. You don't have to agree or disagree with the content - it is just pleasant to see it raised a little. as a man who has worked in politics all his life to some degree I find it easy to write for or against an issue - it's what i did. But putting ones own feelings down on paper that's true class. I am not sure that after all these years of writing both the pros and cons to order i know hat my own views are anymore. But your poem has inspired me to have a go. It'll be here in a safe place over the next few days. and no - my old mate OTC - Poetry corner is not silly.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:09 pm

Thanks FC. I have stopped posting as much as I used to for the very same reason. This world is now very extreme and polarised, and as such reflected even on this forum too.

I only post now when I really feel that I have something to say, and then I leave it.
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