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Sir Tom Finney

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The sleeping giant
That roared your legend again and again
With passion and muscle and faith
Opened the arms of a town
Built from the invincible bastion
Of victory
To robe all in the lilywhite
The original dream of heroes
Untarnished
Did not splinter
Nor separate
The Christ rode home on a donkey
You
You took the bus…

RIP Sir Tom Finney – “The Preston Plumber” and Bill Shankly’s football hero – taken from Beautiful Game (2001)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/sir-tom-finney-2/