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One Of A Kind ~ Mishi Dulwich Morath RIP

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Mishi was a one-off a real true fan
leaves a huge gap where he always used to stand
held his club like a jewel in his hand
followed them the way few could ever understand

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 poured out his feelings at the game and in his lines
lovingly reflecting all the good and bad times
alway down to earth never looking for signs
passion and conviction it always just shines

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 one thing to say and loads don’t know it
but Mishi used to post here as ‘Dulwich Poet’
Mishi was a character and not afraid to show it
stuck by his club when it looked like they’d blow it

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I never ever met him I’ll regret it to the end
but I’m proud to remember him and call him a friend
poems and emails the times we used to spend
talking ’bout football ’til it drove us round the bend

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Mishi used to struggle with the digital age
still loved scribbling down words on the page
some call it anger some call it rage
but football love is the hardest one to guage

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 rave on Mishi you’re one of a kind
gave it all you had ev’ry second you coud find
wherever I go I doubt if I’ll find
a more loyal fan in space or in time

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Notes

RIP Mishi Dulwich Morath

Mishi posted here as ‘Dulwich Poet’ .Please do check out his poems in the search button . I have also republished his ‘Survival’ poem today which was first published here on March 12 2018.

Many writers/poets who contribute here may or may not know that Mishi was a very prolific football poet , who not only contributed to the Football Poets website but also ‘performed (!) ’ his work at open mikes etc. His poetic and rhyming tales up and down the country, following his beloved Dulwich Hamlet and also around the globe in search of obscure games are something else. He did a phenomenal amount for the club on all levels, working tirelessly down the years.

Mishi and I communicated loads by email. What a character he was. Sadly, we never got to meet (but would have if Hamlet had beaten Carlisle in the FA Cup Cup Round 1 this year and gone on to play Forest Green here! ) I did get to see him live on BBC TV that night though, being interviewed prior to the match! The televising of the game actually disproved Mishi’s classic stencilled graffiti declaration at the ground which echoed the revolutionary words of fellow poet/musician/hero Gil Scott Heron: “Dulwich Hamlet will not be televised” .But it was televised and the stencil proudly remains !

On his passing, the Non League Paper afforded him a glorious full page in his honour yeserday. Bless.

He will be much missed at Champion Hill. Rave on Mishi.

Crispin Thomas – Editor Football Poets.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/one-of-a-kind-mishi-dulwich-morath-rip/?shared=email&msg=fail