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God Speed

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 this is no time to speculate
to wring our hands nor remonstrate
for words fall short and come too late
now Gary Speed has gone

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 time now to think on all he gave
the way he cut and carved a swathe
commanding stylish ever brave
his mem’ry will go on
the cries of Speedo from the crowd
who’d chant and sing his name out loud
who clapped through silence with heads bowed
he would have smiled at that

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I watched him chat on Saturday
so bright and cheeful clear as day
but when the message came my way
I felt I’d lost a friend
a shining star who played football
and though we’d never met at all
I cried inside and felt so small
and cannot comprehend

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 this is no time to celebrate
it feels too soon ..but he was great
and hearing stories friends relate
they help now Gary’s gone

God Speed…Gary Speed RIP. From everyone at Football Poets our love and thoughts to his family and nearest and dearest. So sad today.
If you have any memories of Gary and can put something into verse or prose..please send them in..

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/god-speed/