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Billy: Bridging Time

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 dark horses
little known, but successful
in their task
crowd control their goal

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 nineteen twenty three
first game at Wem-ber-ley
who grabbed the headlines?
it was our Billy

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Billy the White Horse
a case of blonds have more fun?
a white horse – the only one
golden boy – one in every team
the hero of the day

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 but rumours are-
that Billy was grey

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Notes

Its ok to be different and stand out from the crowd – every team has its star and Billys shines brightly after 85 years. One report made me smile when it said that Billy was actually a grey horse but just showed up white in the grainy old footage. The Dirty Grey Horse just doesn’t convey the same romance! We were never ones to let the facts get in the way of a story!

Remembering all the horses who took part that day – you never made the headlines but at least you can say ‘I was there!’

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/billy-bridging-time/