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


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/