Nan and Grandad a Match Made at Goodison Park

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Within the terraces of Everton
Along Goodison Road
Lived a family touched by tragedy
Silently they walked alone.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Now I wasn’t there to witness
The sadness that occurred
But my Nan you see, she passed on her stories
Of her misery and despair.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 For her mother passed away
When Nan was 17 years old
Leaving her to look after
The family that wouldn’t fold.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Until one day the Children
Flew the family nest
And Nan did meet a wonderful man
Who simply was the best.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But with a cruel twist of fate
It was not to be
And Nan was left widowed
With her own little family.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Times were tough and Nan found work
In the strangest of places
Dishing out Everton mints at Goodison Park
To all the regular faces.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 There was a man she got to know
Joe was his name
He’d cheekily demand more toffee’s in the front row
Before the football game.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 He made Nan laugh
And one day he courageously asked her on a date
Nan did agree and not long after
Together they sealed their fate.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 My mum then came along
To add to their joy
And when Everton played at home
Mum and Grandad would watch the boys.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 So football brought my family together
But sadly Grandad has since passed away
Leaving memories that we are left to treasure
Of watching Everton every Saturday.


A true story! My Nan will be 90 on the 13th of December 2003, she has had a tough life but makes the most of life and enjoy’s her football even if it is Everton! :o)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/nan-and-grandad-a-match-made-at-goodison-park/