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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby blacknwhitestripes » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:30 am

The press office have received this today from local poet Crispin Thomas that might be of interest to those regular visitors to poetry corner...

No More The Little Team Upon The Hill

there are Llamas in a field beside the entrance
and they're posing for the passing crowd who stare
there's a big red bus that's serving drinks and nibbles
and a festival-like feeling in the air

you can say that we've no right to even be here
you can smirk and mock and there are some that will
but something's stirring here that's quite amazing
no more the little team upon the hill

we've seen club cars running on electric
and roof top solar panels on the stand
there are green flags flying sending out the message
and they're reaching out to every football fan

you can marvel at our solar robot mower
as it navigates its way in sat nav style
it's a futuristic vision of sustaining
and Forest Green lead by a country mile

there's a tasty vegan pie and mash on offer
organic as the pitch that sets the scene
there are plumbers artists plasterers and poets
and families with children dressed in green

and we're not in some great teeming football city
we have sheep and hills and meadows flanked by trees
we're respecting our environment and planet
we're the Rovers come and join us if you please.

Digital version can be found here: http://www.footballpoets.org/p.asp?Id=32753
Following the black & white stripes of Newcastle United and Forest Green Rovers since the 90's...

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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:46 am

Some of these poems need to be framed and put up in the stadium - they reflect milestones in our history.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:13 pm

For all you Top Gun fans out there!


You never score a goal anymore when you kick the ball.

And there's no forward pass anymore when you've got the roll.

You're like you're not even trying, Ady
And Ady, something beautiful's dying

You've lost that winning feeling
You've lost that winning feeling
Bring back that winning feeling
Cause it's gone gone gone whoao...

Sorry!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Chrisgump11 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:00 am

Liked that V. Start it off on your own at the Bar in the Green Man, then everyone will join in (including a mysterious orchestra)
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Timb » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:01 pm

It's poetry week on the BBC. Lovely jubbly.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:22 am

I'm back! Just posted this on another slot in the First team section re the warlike messages appearing to come out of the club at the moment. Thought this might be the proper resting home for it.

WAR OR PEACE?

Insidiously the crepuscular, foetid thought of battle
Lodges in the minds of the forest confederates, know thine enemy.
Shall we wage war and conflict upon our adversaries
Or spread harmony, accord and good will to our foes

Is it a matter that is more momentous than “life or death”
Or are we just dogged in our determination to conquer the field
To vanquish those that are laid bare before us
But to honour those who fall on our hallowed turf

Passion can be confused with anger, rage, conflict and even hatred
But we are stronger than that and support with emotion
Not dullness, indifference or lethargy, so if a warlike tone invades
Do not confuse with loathing, destruction or malevolence.

They are after all only words not deeds
Time is but an illusion - lunchtime doubly so.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:06 pm

Some wonderful poetry and songs at Paul Kirby's 'Celebration of Life' today

This included:

'Time to say goodbye' by Bocelli and Brightman
'Time passes' by Kathy Mattea
'The Road to Cherington' by U.E. Stafford - a lovely poem about life around a wall
And


Make You Feel My Love

When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When evening shadows and the stars appear
And there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love

I know you haven't made your mind up yet
But I would never do you wrong
I've known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong

I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawling down the avenue
And oh, there's nothing that I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love

The storms are raging on the rolling sea
And on the highway of regret
The winds of change are blowing wild and free
You ain't seen nothing like me yet

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
To make you feel my love



Bob Dylan
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:37 pm

Beautiful words. Can't bear his singing, but he has to be one of the finest poets ever.
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:16 pm

Being National Poetry Day, I thought I'd post some poems that have affected me through my life.

The first is probably one of the only poems that I have written. My band of friends at school would escape the problems of our home life by immersing ourselves in surreal comedy. We called ourselves "Ganticaboldists", worshipped what we called The Great Green Obstacle and recited Monty Python word for word. In a very serious English Lesson myself and a fellow Ganticaboldist were asked to write a Poem about a hunger march. This is what we came up with:-

Hast young holian
God goad my tatium
In whilst this crawb
My wither stands

While the ghosts of the widdley
Standest Thou
In Snufargle Windgate
What jest I naked?

Do you blee nogflagin?
All waffle thouest quintails
If long your widdest.
Hast young holian.
And let it be?


Maybe there was too much Prof. Stanley Unwin going on, but I hope that it makes a kind of non-sense!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:37 pm

Send this to the Beeb today. They may make use of it!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:43 pm

I think I'll leave it to someone who can actually write!

My first band, Mirkwood (a prog rock giant!) had a great lyricist in the name of Steve Sutton, daytime nuclear scientist, night-time rock-god, to which I put Black-Sabbathesque music. He had a really good turn of phrase, so here's one of his:-

Putting It Into Words

You always said that you'd never want me
But I always believed that you do
The way that you say it leaves a little bit of hope
That if I wait long enough I'd come through

But I can't say what I want to
without making my feelings heard
Always had trouble
putting it into words

I could try to say that I love you
But you just shrug it off and say that I'm wrong
It seems that there's no-one to compare you too
And I've never felt a feeling so strong

But I can't say what I want to
without making my feelings heard
Always had trouble
putting it into words

Keep thinking I could survive without you
But it all changes when you smile
How could I have forced myself to doubt you
You make all my past failures seem worthwhile

But I can't say what I want to
without making my feelings heard
Always had trouble
putting it into words
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:08 pm

Brilliant stuff VB. We need to get together to set up a new prog rock band. I was in a band called Modulation Nerve in the early 70s. Just to give you a feel for my lyrical prowess in those days:
Magic mice are oh so nice
But dragons they'll never slay
But wizards have the might and power
To lay waste to them,they'll cower......

And so it went on in similar vein, drowned in keyboards and 20 minutes of guitar solo. Still love that music though!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:29 pm

Brilliant!

Maybe we can get South Stand to sing it!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Theoperator » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:55 am

Farmcotians shorts. (My old mans a dustman- but a Peter Cech song too, and an FGR one but I couldnt follow our lyrics :oops: )

Farmcotians shorts are magic
They brings us such great luck
But when Guiseleys goalie wore them
They looked like theyd got stuck

he saved them to the left of him
he saved them to his right
but when he pulled them up a bit
he lost a little height

Ohhhhhhh

repeat till a better rhyme is found, which wont be too long...
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:37 pm

I thought of Stevie Wonder's Superstition. Hopefully the shorts will come good tonight at Eastleigh. I went round a golf course in 5 over par today for the first time ever - so luck is holding at the moment! Come Rovers, superstition is the only way!

"Farmcotian's Superstition"

Ady's superstitious, the boys are on the ball,
Farmcotian's superstitious, lucky shorts say it all,
Eleven times worn we win - at least they cover his aspidistra!
Promotion is a cert, no bad luck, this run is gonna last

When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition - it's bloody cold !

Ady's superstitious, and so are many fans,
Don't rid me of the problem, do all that you can,
Keep me in a daydream, keep the shorts goin' strong,
You don't wanna save me, at least its not a thong

When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition is the only way, yeah, yeah

Ady's superstitious, nothin' more to say,
'Cotians superstitious, promotions on it's way,
Eleven matches on the bounce, hairy legs not class,
Tonight's the test - will both team and man land on their aspidistra

When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstitions the only way, yeah, yeah, yeah

Rock on!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:49 pm

Brilliant!

What a great song too. I remember Stevie Ray Vaughan did a great version!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby voodoobluesman » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:27 pm

As it has gone a bit quiet from our little feathered wind-up merchant, I thought maybe he's recently come a cropper, and been got by a cat, or maybe even a green devil. Being a quiet Sunday afternoon, my thoughts turned to fancy, and I thought I'd post the results!

Who killed off Cocky Redrobin?
I, said Jon Parkin,
As I shot the goal in,
I killed off Cocky Redrobin.

Who saw him cry?
I, said Lady Magpie
with my little eye,
I saw him cry.

Who made his bad mood?
I, said Keanu
with my little one-two,
I made his bad mood.

Who'll please the crowd?
I, said Sinclair
with my beard and hair,
I'll please the crowd.

Who'll dig his grave?
I, said Pitchfork,
With a little hard work,
I'll dig his grave.

Who'll be the parson?
I, said Richard Atkins,
I’ll give satisfactions,
I'll be the parson.

Who'll be the clerk?
I, said michael,
if I can put in some capitals
I'll be the clerk.

Who'll buy the drinks?
I, said Ausie Stu
I'll fetch it in a minute or two,
I'll buy the drinks.

Who'll be chief mourner?
I, said Dreat Dane,
If it doesn’t rain.
I'll be chief mourner.

Who'll carry on coughin’?
I, said John Lite
if it's not through the night,
I'll carry on coughin’

Who'll bear the pall?
We, said FGR-RJS,
both Greeners & Junior,
We'll bear the pall.

Who'll write a psalm?
I, said Farmcotian
I’ll write yet another one
I'll write a psalm.

Who'll toll the bell?
I said Joycie
In my loud FGR voice(y)
I'll toll the bell.

All the CTFC forum
fell a-sighing and a-sobbing,
when they heard the bell toll
for poor Cocky Redrobin.

Moderators, please note that I, in no way condone murder, even of annoying little garden pests!
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby The Old TomCat » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:55 pm

Voodoobluesman, it took me ten minutes after I read your poem to sufficiently compose myself from my laughing fit to write and say I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Over to you RedRobin :twisted:
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:15 pm

Agreed OTC, it's going to go down as one of the classics of the FGR forum

I'd love to see a response from the little bird
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Re: FGR POETRY CORNER

Postby TheFarmcotian » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:14 pm

IN OUR DALE WE TRUST

It’s in our Chairman Dale Vince we must trust
From what I see and read he has saved Forest Green
To get behind his aims and policies is a must
We must realise that without him we’d be has-beens

Dale seems to think our Ady’s doing a good job
But a few seem to disagree with that point of view
Despite us being top of the league he will allegedly rob
FGR of outright promotion - not enough points we’ll accrue

But it is Vegan food that is on most fans minds
But as our Dale says he is not ramming it down our throat
But you can bring your own food - it takes all kinds
But for me the vegan food on sale will always get my vote

It seems our Chair is in it for the long haul and that we should applaud
The investment, publicity, sustainability he has brought to FGR
The sheer energy and innovation cannot be ignored
In my honest opinion he’s Dale Vince, the Forest Green Rovers star
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