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Starting with World Cup 2010, and then moving beyond the boundaries of overpaid petulant footballers, Elvis Shackleton sticks a pin into the absurdity of man on a daily basis. Sometimes he sticks a pin in his own absurdity.

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Language: English

Tags: World Cup, Poetry

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Latest Blog Posts for The Urban Batcave Death Poet

  • VincerĂ²
    on Jul 12, 2010
    In the end, they came not to play footballBut to kick people in the chestThe DutchCapable of driving the mostElegant sports carTurned up to playIn a bulldozerThey blame the refereeNot meOr Alan HansenThe SpanishFor their partDo not need much of an in...
  • Jacob's Snake
    on Jul 9, 2010
    Those peopleThe ones who flew the flags from their carsWhat are they doing nowThat the tournament grinds to a haltThe interest of the world flaggingThe World Cup books in WH SmithNow sell for 99pThey were always shitYou seeAnd are still selling for 9...
  • Neverending Story
    on Jul 8, 2010
    It seems As it enters its 300th day That the World Cup Has been going on for A very, very, very, very Very, very, very, very Very, very long time now Was there a time before The World Cup? And now it comes to The Netherlands and Spain Who last met...
  • Starter For Ten
    on Jul 7, 2010
    At last The Dutch Are back in the final For the first time Since the Age of Vinyl But will they play Total Football or Total Pish Squirming around Like an argumentative fish Out of water That is the question...
  • The Hand of Dog
    on Jul 5, 2010
    It had seemed it would be A South American World Cup That's what the world was thinking But the dull iceberg Of European football Stood in the way And now the ship is sinking Only Uruguay lie in the path Of European domination There by the grace of...
  • Their Heads Hung Low
    on Jul 3, 2010
    There were four As the world crumbled And ambition and hope lay shredded Brazil The playground bullies Who could not stand When someone else stood up The Netherlands How we hated them For spoiling the party But only for a few hours And now they are...
  • How Many Men
    on Jul 2, 2010
    At last a return to football After two days In majestic impotence Once more the giants will Walk the fields of glory Spraying passes of gold Like streams of urine In the water closet of World Cup dreams But how many grown men Will grab their leg An...
  • A Perfect Storm
    on Jul 1, 2010
    Another day without football The second in succession It seems to stretch on for years Like the global recession An arid desert of tennis and golf And sports that are called Minority sports As if sports that aren't football Are not all a minority sp...
  • A Death In The Family
    on Jun 30, 2010
    Today There's no football On the TV It is like A Death in the Family Although there will be a Re-birth at three On Friday Not sure what I'll do Or what I'll watch There's ladies golf on Sky Sports It doesn't get much more Exciting than that Well...
  • A Tale of Two Nations
    on Jun 29, 2010
    Heads low and embarrassed Defenceless and risible Compared to Brazil Despite Kaka invisible The English collective Head home on the plane Lampo and Johno And Stevo and Wayne Muppet and Animal Wanker and Stain Utterly hopeless They've done it again Br...
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