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How the mighty fall

Me and my mates, messing around,    
down by the Oval cricket ground,  
today's prognosis, would be A.D.H.D,  
but back in the day, we were Young wild and free,    
 
whatever happened to Slade',  
painted on the wall,    
whatever happened to who? ,
how the mighty fall,    
    
Sorrows tempered, sucking lemon sherbets,    
getting chased down, by local ' herberts',    
flipping them the middle finger,    
'mooning' from the top deck window,    
as we passed the drunks fighting ' round Vauxhall,    
note to self, how the mighty fall,    
   
Crossing the Thames, which snaked on for miles,    
flat bottom barges, like big crocodiles,    
Battersea power station,  
an old dinosaur,    
it's rusting cranes, a real eyesore,    
no more boom, no bustle, no Dockers bawl,    
just silence now, how the mighty fall,    
   
Playing football, up at Pimlico school,    
in our Fila tracksuits, the epitome of cool,    
wedge haircuts and kicker boots,    
hogging the limelight, desperate to shoot,    
like best or Gazza, juggling the ball,    
icons lost, how the mighty fall,    
   
Fish and chips, up at Victoria,    
washed down by a Coke, euphoria,    
as we watched the bag lady, shuffling by,  
reeking of Vodka, bloodshot eyes,    
a former M.P., in a dirty old shawl,    
feeding pigeons, how the might fall,    
   
Me and my brother, on a 36 bus,    
going back home, just the two of us,    
no 'where have you been', no 'what have you seen',    
and to think I had my parents on a pedestal,    
guess they were only human,  
how the mighty fall,
Kfn185
Written by Kfn185 (C. F. Nuallain)
Published | Edited 2nd Feb 2020
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