The Humber Mouth - Hull Literature Festival 2000 - Thursday 9th November - Sunday 19th November 2000
Open Poetry Competition

TODAY I WENT TO FOOTBALL

Today I went to football,
And I actually played good.
But, some of us played poor,
And we couldn't score,
To save our lives.
Some just were not fit,
Matthew forgot his kit.
So, he played in goal……NAKED!
We're not brilliant!
We're not committed!
Though we're entertaining.

Michael Reeve (age 11), Hull

"This made me laugh out loud. Although the first line is redundant, the language is perfect for the subject; at the word "naked" a very ordinary event becomes surreal. (Get your kit off Barthez)"

C.A.Coiffait

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