Standing Together

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A grainy old image in black & white
The cold of Belgrade, frozen in time
Standing together, shoulder to shoulder
Young men, never to reach their prime

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Viollet, Morgans, Scanlon and Foulkes
Their victory secured with flair and style
Saves from Gregg and Charlton’s goals
All to be spared by fate’s random smile

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Sadly, we lost the great Duncan Edwards
And said goodbye to Taylor and Byrne
To Jones and Colman, in the Munich snow
Matt Busby’s “Babes” would never return



My 100th* poem for Football Poets. I wanted the subject matter to be something special.

[*Excluding the re-write Osgood / Dougan]

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/standing-together/