The Ten Thousand

by joetwo

In Poznan they all came to fore

From Dublin street and Wexford shore

 Not knowing what they had in store

Came the ten thousand


Great hopes they had these crowds in green

A victory that they could gleam

In an epic, glorious scene

Came the ten thousand


No inn or tavern spared from it

That irrepressible Irish wit

Shouting irish quite a bit

Came the ten thousand


Alas the team failed to bring

Victory or anything

But oh how the fans did sing

All the ten thousand


In all three games they came to naught

Though not dejected as they ought

A nation’s pride instead was sought

So sang the ten thousand


Green shirts and flags were packed away

To wait again for the day

Were once again we come and say

Here come the ten thousand