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Sir Matt Busby (for National Poetry Day)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Man of blood
Not impenetrable stone
Who gathered genius
Like fish in a net
Hewn from the same Scottish rock
Of Stein and Shankly
Game changer supreme
Father figure whose beloved sons
Perished in the cruel Munich snow
But whose spirit remained resolute
Unbroken
To find its peace in 1968
Upon a Wembley turf
Graced by the fires of Best, Charlton, Eusebio
And there resurrected
With the stolen hopes of youth
The scattered tears of benediction.

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Notes

In support of National Poetry Day 4th October. Perhaps there should be National Football Poetry Day, just saying like!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/sir-matt-busby-for-national-poetry-day-2/