OH GOD FORGIVE ME WHEN I WHINE………….Don McMahon
Recently I came across a poem, whose provenance I could not trace, but which, for me summed up the aaa’s perfidy and those plastic fanboys who sport homemade banners, tear up their season tickets and in general make fools of themselves when they whine about the Arsenal, Wenger and how hard the Arsenal make their lives. Here it is:
Today, on a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman and wished I were as beautiful.
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had only one leg and used a crutch. But as she passed, she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two legs; the world is mine.
I stopped to buy some candy. The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad. If I were late, it’d do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me, “I thank you, you’ve been so kind.
It’s nice to talk with folks like you. You see, “he said, I’m blind.”
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two eyes; the world is mine.
Later while walking down the street, I saw a child I knew.
He stood and watched the others play, but he did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said, “Why don’t you join them dear?”
He looked ahead without a word. I forgot, he couldn’t hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two ears; the world is mine.
With feet to take me where I’d go.
With eyes to see the sunset’s glow.
With ears to hear what I’d know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I’ve been blessed indeed, the world is mine.
We could easily replace some of the verses with Arsenal related items such as:
Thank God we have Wenger and not Jose Mourinho,
Praise the Lord we have Sanchez and not Balotelli,
Cheer and sing that we have the Emirates and not White Hart Lane,
Sing praises that we have Iwobi and not Benteke,
Leap for joy that we have the CL and not Thursdays,
Fall to our knees and be thankful that we are Gooners and not Spuds,
Shout Halleluiah that we have Ozil and not Adebayor.
So God forgive the aaa, plastic fanboys and media hacks that spend their days and nights moaning, whining, crying, lamenting and celebrating Arsenal’s loss of points. They know not what they do!
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