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October 2018

How to Score Goals . (1) Approach with ball Point left Say, ‘Ooh, look – a bunny rabbit!’ Shoot right Goal . (2) Approach with ball point right Say ‘Ooh, look – a fiver!’ Shoot left Goal . (3) Approach with ball Say, ‘sorry about all this trickery I never saw any rabbit’ Offer to […]

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August 2018

Football Wedding Match . It’s a special day for us all We’ve been waiting till now To run with the ball Stood in the sidelines Cheering them on Wondering when the game would be won Now that it’s here we can hardly wait Crowds are here for this special date We’ve come to see the […]

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June 2018

A Hand in the Bird I am a maiden who is forty, And a maiden I shall stay. There are some who call me haughty, But I care not what they say. . I was running the tombola At our church bazaar today, And doing it with great gusto In my usual jolly way …. […]

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May 2018

The pitch upon the village green Still sparkles with its morning dew Except, that is, for one mysterious patch. We fasten Timmy’s dog lead to a bench. . Descending from a battered van The opposing team are not what we expect Older and scowling, oddly kitted out Their goalie has an eye patch and a […]

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February 2018

Who Kicked Cock Robin . Not I said the owl Gazing down sleepy eyed I’m not that kind of fowl And we’re on the same side . Not I said the bee Buzzing back to his hive Cock Robin kicked me And then took a dive. . Not I said the grub My excuse is […]

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December 2017

Dream Football Dream Football is the harder game The grass is devilishly long And growing Fish appear in the trainers bucket Your mother has set up a small shop On the halfway line You are obliged to play in your underpants. by Allan Ahlberg (1937 – ) . . . Saturday 2nd December 2017 JD […]

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November 2017

Our Teacher’s A Football Fanatic . Our teacher’s a football fanatic. It’s all that he has on his mind. He listens to games on his headphones, and frets when his team is behind. . He jumps up and down with they’re winning. He screams when they fumble a pass. We know we’re supposed to be […]

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October 2017 and The Western Hop

Net to net rolls the ball with the feet fast they scroll the kicks find the bar too small too hard to score a goal! . Sweats it out the forward saves it tough the one at back like a fort he must guard not allow a crack! . On the grass no guide or […]

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North Wales hop 2015

Lullaby for a Referee’s Baby . The pitch is cold and dark The night is dark and deep The players all have gone to bed So sleep, baby, sleep  . The whistle’s on the shelf The boots are in a heap The kit is in the laundry bag So sleep, baby, sleep  . The house […]

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Any Dream Will Do

  I closed my eyes Drew back the curtain to see for certain What I thought I knew Far Far away Someone was weeping But the world was sleeping Any Dream Will Do  . I wore my coat With golden lining Bright colors shining Wonderful and New And in the East The Dawn was breaking […]

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