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In The Shadows of Childhood

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Silent bricks the stones are mute
Their stories sealed within
Eternal mortar whose tales unknown
And never told again

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 These streets they carry history
Within each human step
And worn out shoes and broken hearts
Find solace and repent

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The benediction of the past
Burst forth in songs of old
The terrace banter heals the pain
And warms a love grown cold

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I was Lindsay Cally Keegan
Rushie Kenny God
I’d call to Heighway on the wing
And spread the ball to Tosh

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Shankly stood the proudest King
His faithful knights so bold
In Red they wore defences down
Like mighty oceans rolled

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Paisley smiles says fewer words
His deeds an epic tale
With him the Reds of Liverpool
Forged glory never failed

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Fagan but a humble man
A legend for the ‘pool
His accent warm and generous
Like us from the same soil

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Oakfield Road and Walton Breck
Then down to Kilshaw where
The people loved rest in their peace
We’ll join them one day there.

Notes

terribly nostalgic becomin’ an arl arrse like ūüėČ

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/in-the-shadows-of-childhood/