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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XIII and XIV

IF ever I had a country : XIII - XIV

                    XIII

IF ever I had a country
And if ever I were the Sports Secretary
I'd remind every sportsman performing for money
That the buying and selling of humans born free
Died with slavery in the Nineteenth Century
And put behind bars all club committees found guilty
That is, if ever I were the Sports Secretary
And even if I never ever had no country 


                   XIV

If ever I had a country
And if ever I were the Sports Secretary
I'd fine any sportsman his salary for hood-winking the referee
After every judo throw and karate jab above or below the knee
Just when the ball's dribbled to the goal --- for a penalty
Even if the VAR-referee is blind to what we see on TV
That is, if ever I were the Sports Secretary
And this, even if I never ever had no country

© T. Wignesan - Paris, July 3, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/3/2018 9:09:00 AM
TW.. enjoyed your dramatic monologue this morning!
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T Wignesan
Date: 7/3/2018 11:48:00 AM
Hello, Lyric Man ! Glad the poem made your morning... I take it you're familiar with European football. I say this because one or two Americans had difficulty with the allusions to the usual fowl-play in the game which has become the norm as the years drag on... Many thanks for dropping in. A GREAT JULY 4th to you and buddies. Every good wish.