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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:33 pm
by The Old TomCat
Found this local Limerick online:

A team of footballers from Stroud
Had supporters who shouted too loud.
When all ceased their din,
Goals just rocketed in,
So now they're a much quieter crowd.

Seems the author has been to game at TNL.

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:08 pm
by voodoobluesman
Is it National Poetry Day? Think so.

Anyway, there's lots of talk at the moment, from Trump, to Burma to this forum. Whether censorship is good or bad will go on and on for years, but my personal thought is that the freedom to critisise those in any form of power is sacrosanct. We may not be right, but we should have the right.

I've done a huge disservice to Public Enemy here, but it just seems to be an apt one to me.

2017 the number another season (don't go down)
Sound of the south-stand drummer
Football hittin' your heart cause I know you got soul
(Brothers and sisters, hey)
Listen if you're missin' y'all
Swingin' while I'm singin'
Givin' whatcha gettin'
Knowin' what I know
While Green and Black team’s sweatin'
And the midfield’s rollin'
Got to give us what we want
Gotta give us what we need
Our freedom of speech is freedom or death
We got to fight the powers that be

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
We've got to fight the powers that be

As the ball’s designed to bounce
What counts is that the goals
Designed to fill your mind
Now that you've realized the prides arrived
We got to pump the stuff to make us tough
From the heart
It's a start, a work of art
To revolutionize make a change nothin's strange
People, people we are the same
No we're not the same
'Cause we don't know the game
What we need is awareness, we can't get careless
You say what is this?
My beloved lets get down to business
Mental self defensive fitness
(Yo) bum rush the show
You gotta go for what you know
Make everybody see, in order to fight the powers that be

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
We've got to fight the powers that be

Cooper was a hero to most
And he could still be, to me you see
Straight up midfield that player was
No need to convince
It’s now him and Dale Vince
We’re Green and Black and we’re proud
we’re ready and hyped plus we’re amped
Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps
Sample a look back you look and find
Nothing but winner for a hundred and twenty eight years if you check
Keep calm and carry on
Was a number one jam
Damn if I say it you can slap me right here
(Get it) lets get this party started right
Right on, c'mon
What we got to say
Power to the people no delay
To make everybody see
In order to fight the powers that be

(Fight the power)

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:24 pm
by The Old TomCat
Hey Mr VBM, that was excellent.
Very good.

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:13 pm
by voodoobluesman
And here is another one, one of my favourite poems that we might take some heart from.

Sometimes - Sheenagh Pugh

Sometimes things don't go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don't fail,
sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

A people sometimes will step back from war;
elect an honest man, decide they care
enough, that they can't leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.

Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss, sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:26 pm
by Football Poets
hold your breath and smile
we’ve won two games on the trot
in this crazy league

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:05 pm
by Football Poets
When You Win A Game

anyone who’s been here
anyone at all
anyone who loves this club
loves them rise or fall
if you’re superstitious
if you have a dream
you live though the ups and downs
following your team
ev’ry one goes through it
ev’ryone’s the same
but everyone is energized
when you win a game


pressure’s always present
pressure ev’rywhere
even if the manager
swears it isn’t there
pressure on the terraces
pressure on the pitch
pressure if your club is poor
pressure if you’re rich
but no one can describe it
no one can explain
no one hides their feelings
when you win again




http://footballpoets.org/poems/whne-you-win-a-game/

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:57 am
by Greeners Jnr
Lady Magpie wrote:FOREST GREEN ROVERS v SWINDON TOWN

I have a quandary about this game
I’ve follow Rovers and Swindon just the same
It’s not my fault where I was born
That I see this match, so forlorn

You see I had a Swindon birth
A Wiltshire Moonraker with all it’s mirth
The County Ground was where we went
To meet Uncle Sid for the soccer event

I was young and in those Swindon years
I knew nothing of The Lawn that will give me cheers
Then one day my Son requested
A trip to The Lawn and all it suggested

I was hooked with the Rovers bug
That’s how the Lawn became my comfy rug
So 46 years I’ve watched them climb
To heights that seem so real sublime

Yet as a supporter it matters less
The winner in this local contest
Be it Swindon or Forest Green
I’m both a winner, and loser with a team

Yes I know I’m Bard from the poetry section.



I love this one LM, it's exactly how I'd feel if FGR were ever to play the Mighty Clarets.

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:22 pm
by Football Poets
Still Up For The Cup'

who here will tire ?
those shots of yesterday
thrills spills tears and fears
cardboard silver paper cupfuls
of shocks and suprises
when favourites tumbled
again and again and again
in the magic

cold December lunchtimes
huddled round cracking transistor radios
mugs of tea warming hands keeping out the cold
on building site factory floors and long gone shipyards
who will we get?
please let it be at home anyone
then the reality- Hartlepools away

nights in Crewe and Darlington
when the mighty fell in fog and snow
hazy black and white afternoons
in Tooting & Mitcham Hereford and Bournemouth
on glue pot pitches of mud and rain
standing wet through on crumbling terraces
cramped and heaving
when pipe smoke and breath mist
swirled in scarf-like clouds
above our bobble-hatted heads
when corrugated rooves
like haybarns lined tiny grounds
to let in strange clothed rattling rosetted fans and rain
on long gone crowds of yesterday?

these are the days and nights of pantomime
look out they’re behind you!
those Davids and Jacks
rising striving longing praying
climbing like children in comics
the fantasy football beanstalks of their dreams
to slay those Goliaths and giants
again and again and again...in the magic

I’m still up for the cup - are you?


---------------------------------------------
I'm making my first silver paper Cup since the 60s as I've never seen one at FGR (have you?)
v Derby? v Port Vale maybe? Share your best FA Cup memories here....doesn't have to rhyme!

I wrote this back in 06 but the feeling is still the same..
'Still Up For The Cup'
http://footballpoets.org/poems/still-up-for-the-cup/

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:24 am
by Pitchfork
I apologise, this has no relevance to FGR except it's pictures and a song about another great passion of mine alongside our amazing club.

A year ago the poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away but left a wonderful legacy of songs. For those soulful people like me, born in the 50s and 60s, click the link and you will be reminded of many of Leonard's songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73T7Xza ... e=youtu.be

Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:50 pm
by TheFarmcotian
Pitchfork wrote:I apologise, this has no relevance to FGR except it's pictures and a song about another great passion of mine alongside our amazing club.

A year ago the poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away but left a wonderful legacy of songs. For those soulful people like me, born in the 50s and 60s, click the link and you will be reminded of many of Leonard's songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73T7Xza ... e=youtu.be


I wrote this one almost a year ago to the day: It at least proved to come true.

FIRST WE TAKE THE CONFERENCE

Pennock sentenced us to 2¨years of tedium
But Coop’s changing the system from within
We’re motoring now, They’re going to reward us
First we take the Conference, then we take the League

We’re guided by a visionary
We’re guided by an eco warrier pure
We’re guided by the beauty of our football
First we take the Conference, then we take the League

I really like our movement it’s groovy
I love our sinuous, silky, sensuous style
But you see that hard work has to move everyone
It’s not easy, not easy, not easy it’s how the season goes

Ah I loved you as a loser, but now we just might win
You know they think they have ways to stop us but they’ll don't have the guts
How many seasons we prayed for this, to let our work unfold
First we take the Conference, then we take the League