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1960’s-The Golden Age of Football-Haiku

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Standing with my dad
clicking a sky blue rattle
a packed Highfield Road.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Man outside the ground
with rosettes and pin badges
of every club.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 My autograph book
full of players signatures
one by Jimmy Greaves.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Played Subuteo
swapped football picture cards
collected programmes.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Filled up my scrapbooks
football stars on bedroom wall
Bobby Charlton boots.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The World Cup Final
“some people are on the pitch,
they think it’s all over.”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The nineteen sixties
never to be forgotten
footballs golden age.

Call it nostalgia or a trip down memory lane but I was looking through my football collection the other day. I kept some annuals back from the sixties and it took me back to my childhood,and it made me realise what a special decade that was. I feel so sorry for young Coventry fans now as they haven’t any good memories and have a future clouded in uncertainty.I wish though I’d kept hold of the scrapbooks and autograph books though,as they were my pride and joy !

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/1960s-the-golden-age-of-football-haiku/