Heaven’s Football Park

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Matthew Luke John and Mark
Played footy out on Heaven’s Park
God chose His captain Bobby Moore
Whilst Shanks and Busby spoke the Law

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The angels Mike and Gabby
Practised pens and shots
And used their wings as goalposts
Whilst their halos marked the spot

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Duncan Edwards shimmied
Jackie Milburn swayed
And Bob Paisley gave directions to
Sir Stanley Matthews Way

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Jock Stein was there with Murdoch
With them young Johnny Doyle
His noble heart as brave as Lions
An Emerald Bhoy once more

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 John Charles still a colossus
Moses thought him grand
And whispered in the ear of Billy Dean
“A tenner says you won’t get past!”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Garrincha stroked the ball
His twisted limbs now free and swift
His football just as beautiful
His boots of magic tricks

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Walter Tull immaculate
Passed the ball to Andrade
A quick one two “Go on my son”
Cheered Jesus, aching for a game!


GG (7th April 2004)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/heavens-football-park/