A.J. Ryan

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Violins - Poem by A.J. Ryan

When a child is lonely as the moon
And looking for a friend,
Let the violins play, let the violins play.

When a hobo is living low on a grey pavement
Looking for a life,
Let the violins play, let the violins play.

When a footballer is tapped, squirms like a worm
Looking for a free kick,
Put the violins away, put the violins away.

When he gets touched with a soft hand
And goes down like he's being shot.
Take out the pepper spray, take out the pepper spray.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is taking a swipe at footballers who constantly pretend to be fouled, in an attempt to be awarded a free kick of some sort. Being a massive football fan, this simulation, and overall cheating frustrates me. Because of that, I write this poem, protesting these actions, and giving credit to people who deserve the sympathy.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 27, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 5, 2012


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