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For Matthew ~Matthew Harding RIP

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 For Matthew

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Matthew wore his shirt with pride,
He loved his Chelsea deep inside.
A love that lasted down the years,
A million waves, a million cheers.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We’ll miss you, Matthew.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Matthew’s smile lit up the ground,
And spread to everyone around.
For all he gave our precious team,
His love, his faith, he built a dream.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We thank you, Matthew.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 For those of us he never met,
He touched our lives, we won’t forget.
His dream lives on in every fan,
He really was a special man.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 We’re cheering, Matthew.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 And when we’re sitting in his stand,
We’ll follow everything he planned.
We’ll keep his blue flag flying high.
For Matthew’s love will never die.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 We miss you, Matthew.

Matthew Harding RIP (26 December 1953 – 22 October 1996)
Matthew died tragically in a helicopter accident in 1996, while flying back from a Chelsea match at Bolton Wanderers, along with the pilot and three passengers, including journalist John Bauldie and Raymond Deane

I wrote this poem for Matthew Harding just after he died, and gave a copy to his sister, who lived along the road from us.

Editor Note:
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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/for-matthew-matthew-harding-rip/