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Jimmy Greaves haikus ( Get Well Soon)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 you in those long shorts
on scrapbook pages and walls
always my hero

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3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 to ape your swivel
on concrete fields by street light
how I tried and tried

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5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 blurred in blue and white
you dancing past defenders
endlessly that day

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7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 cold December day
Jimmy netting five with ease
soaked in wind and rain

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9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 your last four-goal match
I ran on that field un-checked
just to say goodbye

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11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 bound for Italy
on that whistle we all cried
please don’t leave Jimmy

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13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 so great in those days
like Best and Gazza gifted
until your playing stopped

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Notes

First published Feb 2010. Please get well Jim. All best wishes from everyone at Football Poets.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/jimmy-greaves-haikus-get-well-soon/