Stand Athletic FC

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In broken ruins
Rouse the football ghosts
Their noises rattle
Round the shadows
Of this ground
And shuffle in empty corners
Rusted jewels that barely stand
The Irwell waters
Slap over rocks
Indifferent stones skinned
By Kingfishers
Resplendent in
Blue and Green.


Stand Athletic Fc (Rossendale, Lancashire) a club long gone whose neglected ground is testament to the fickle nature of football, and life.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/stand-athletic-fc/