Poetry: Bill and Bob



                                                Bill and Bob


                                                By Phil Dimitriadis


                                    Bill played forward, Bob played back,


                                    man on man, the olden days.


                                    Body hair, Brylcream, going the whack.



                                    Arch rivals these clubs remain,


                                    two young men with a bitter secret,


                                    who fell in love against the grain.



                                    They were brutal…on the field,


                                    punched each other, kicked and scragged,


                                    but what they had refused to yield.



                                    Real men can take it…off the ground.


                                    Back pocket, forward pocket, shorts down!


                                    Imagine it, yes, just don’t make a sound.



                                    Both lads were married, it made no sense,


                                    conservative, educated, religious young men,


                                    yet deep in their hearts lay an innocence.



                                    You don’t have to be gay,


                                    to be in love with a man.


                                    Still, when night turned to day,


                                    Bill and Bob went their separate ways.

About Phillip Dimitriadis

Carer/Teacher/Writer. Author of Fandemic: Travels in Footy Mythology. World view influenced by Johnny Cash, Krishnamurti, Larry David, Toni Morrison and Billy Picken.


  1. Ian Syson says

    Now look what you’ve gone and done Phil. It took a while though!

    Not a skerrick about it that I could see in the Hun.

  2. Phil Dimitriadis says

    What can I say Syso. It shows that footy still has a medieval mindset on some issues. Maybe Aker’s bullshit might inspire some to come out. I hope so.

  3. John Butler says

    Always ahead of your time M’Lord.

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