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Ray Wilkins RIP

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Ray
you brightened up the Bridge
you became our Prince
once the “King” had departed
and you controlled games
in a way we’d never seen.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 you gave us hope
where there was none
and all throughout your reign
you brought a sense of fun

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 you had bullets in your boots
and subtlety in your soul
you influenced other ways
than route one to goal

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 we saw the very best of you
Captain in your teens
you had to carry brother Graham
who didn’t share your genes

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 not everyone was enamoured
some thought you rather drab
and cruelly at Old Trafford
they nicknamed you the “crab”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 you were more suited to Milan
it was much more to your style
they appreciated the keep-ball
the precision and the guile

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 you were our Bobby Moore
suave, sophisticated and chic
our memory banks will bulge
when we recall you at your peak

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 1 time now to dry our eyes
for all the tears that we’ve “Shed”
for you’re truly missed already
by every Blue and every Red

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Notes

The best always go too soon.

Such sad news today that Ray “Butch” Wilkins passed away.

He was such a part of my childhood and he will forever be immortalized in our memories for all the joy that he brought into our lives.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/ray-wilkins-rip/