Industrial Archaeology: My Birthday

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Thames and Severn Canal
Was just like every other canal I’ve ever been on,
As I cycled along by lock, bridge and wharf,
With meadow and green Cotswold Hill,
Sluice gate and sun bleached red brick mill,
Church, cottage and manor house wall,
All following one another in symmetry and order,
And just like when you watch a football match,
You are watching every football match you have ever seen,
So that’s what it was like today on this canal,
All past and present mirrored there in the water below,
It was like every canal I had ever been on,
A cloth cap memory kind of birthday,
When Accrington Stanley beat Nottingham Forest,
Just like they should on days such as these,
A birthday of industrial archaeology.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/industrial-archaeology-my-birthday/