Newcastle St. James’ Park

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Cows on the moor, in front of Saint James’ Park,
temple set high on a hill.
Shrine for apostles, embracing the faith.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Magpie acolytes in black and white,
hailing from the North East,
where ships were once built to the clamour of steel.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Men of iron, replaced with beer guts and tattoos,
season ticket holders, proclaiming a better tomorrow,
forgetting wives and kids and the fog on the Tyne.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Converts to this new religion,
following a progression of wonderous stars,
dreaming dreams.
Acclaiming a new Jerusalem.



Written after the Newcastle v Spurs match 2004.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/newcastle-st-james-park/