Poet Jenny Joseph declares:
I shall not wear purple. But I will probably do other inappropriate things…
(With apologies to Jenny Joseph)
When I am old, I won’t be wearing purple.
Instead I’ll wear a Chelsea shirt in bed,
And I shall not be good, or not be careful,
And I will let red wine go to my head.
When I am old, I’ll run around at matches
And be completely mad and never care.
And if we win some trophies in the future
I’ll dance about in Chelsea underwear.
And when I’m old, if folk are disapproving
I’ll tell them that my mind has truly gone
Then they will show me care and understanding,
No one will know for sure if it’s put on!
But when I’m old, if I should need a scooter
To scoot along the pavement in the town,
I’ll spot a Gooner, then I’ll smile so sweetly
And oh so accidentally run him down!
© Carol Ann Wood
Index of Posts:
- The Transfer Troll Is King
- The Night The League Was Won
- A die-hard Chelsea Woman
- Breaking News on PieGate
- Chinese Puzzle
- Older Fans Matter
- Bradley Lowery’s Goal
- The Geezer That’s David Luiz
- You Are Old Said The Mail
- Dear Lady Brady,
- Dear Matthew Harding,
- In Memory Of Matthew Harding: 26/12/1953 – 22/10/1996
- Geezer Love
- Love Letters From The Stand
- Costa: More sinned Against Then Sinning With apologies to The Bard Himself. King Lear (3.2.49-60)
- Reunited: The return of David Luiz to Chelsea
- Hello Again, Geezer!
- The Rumour Mill
- Half a chance?
- Dear TV People,
- Rhyme and Treason
- Your Breaking News Ain’t Breaking Us
- We Didn’t Want Him Anyway
- Closing In
- The Blame Game
- How They Destroyed The Beautiful Game
- Till Death Do Us Part ….
- Ossie – King Of The Bridge
- The Ardent Armchair Die-hard Supporter
- The Day A Dream Came True
- The Toddler’s ABC Of Football
- Save our Claudio
- Once upon a terraced time
- The Night We Were Robbed
- Oh for the Cup Winner’s Cup
- The Football Fan’s Trap
- League Ladders
- He Doesn’t Go
- For Matthew
- Big Man
- Back To The Future
- Rare Find
- The Football Supporter’s Guide To The Close-Season
- From The Hearts Of The Fans
- My Poetry, My Football Club
- Judged by association…
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