Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Poem 150 of 230:  TEARS

Watching a documentary
    Of the ‘66 World Cup,
And the way of England’s Ramsey,
    I thought: “Let’s give ‘passion’ up.”

It voiced and showed his calm way -
    He playing things down a touch;
And, as his home team won the day,
    They showed care but not too much.

Analytical Englishmen -
    Cool over the tasks that lay;
We see some of it in Henman,
    But it’s not the modern way.

Sadly, passion and youthful thought
    Have become the status quo,
And social-standards and sport
    Have sunk relatively low.

(C) David Franks 2003