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Easter Miracle

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Open out those joyous banners!
Praise the Lord with hymns so lyrical!
Proclaim the truth with loud hosannahs!
Announce another Easter miracle!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Just last year, the Mayfield cripple
Told us of his dire prognosis.
Ankle, hip and knee and nipple
Had a woeful diagnosis.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Though he’d love to play so dearly,
Physio advice was stringent.
The message was despatched so clearly
From the medical contingent.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Recuperative powers diminished,
Career put in jeopardy.
Just one knock and he’d be finished –
“Time for bed,” said Zebedee.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Just one game for Ireland’s army,
Just one match with Eircom logo
Would be suicidal, barmy,
Nevermore to do the pogo.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Reluctantly, his international
Tour of duty now was over.
Decisions can be sad but rational-
Keane must be put out to clover.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But now his spiralling condition
Suddenly has been arrested.
Doctors gainsay their decision.
“He’s all right, now,” they’ve attested.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Hipbones, once they’re rendered squeaky,
Generally show no improvement.
But now, those joints, once old and creaky,
Are better, thanks to constant movement.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 So join with us, sing Hallelujah!
Can you hear the angels drumming!
Keano, boy, we hardly knew ya –
This truly is the Second Coming!

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/easter-miracle/