The Glorious Fields of Anfield Road

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 All round the fields of Anfield Road,
96 supporters will sadly never again go.
As they now look down on their beloved Anfield
from the warmth of Heavens glow.
And to some of those younger fans,
the Anfield stadium was their new shrine.
One such kopite was just a 10 year old boy,
taken away well before his time.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 All round the fields of Anfield Road,
fans come together for every Liverpool game.
Fans of every club in the country on match day,
you’ll find will do exactly the same.
But Anfield will always be set apart,
as so much raw emotion it now has to bring.
As our home is now 96 voices short,
no matter how loud the Spion Kop may sing.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 All round the fields of Anfield Road,
I first went there as a young lad in sixty eight.
The Kop immediately owned my heart,
and for my next game I could hardly wait.
Anfield was such a magical place,
not just the ground but every surrounding street.
But those streets are now tinged with a lasting sadness
and to me no longer a treat.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 All round the fields of Anfield Road today I walk,
and recall memories old and new.
I look at the most recent flowers and messages,
and I add my own message too.
Some of those beautiful flowers may be starting to wilt,
slowly dying they may be.
Soon the wind will take those dying petals away
and I realise I’m so lucky to be free.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 All round the fields of Anfield Road,
we’ll remember all of those that died in our name.
They’ll be treasured as much as any of our legends,
no matter how great was their fame.
Whatever the future has in store for us,
be it more success or heavy burdens to unload.
The victims of Hillsborough will never be forgotten
round the glorious fields of Anfield Road.


The title and inspiration for this poems comes from the beautiful Fields of Athenry, but it wasn’t written to be set to the tune or anything.

Thanks for reading.


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-glorious-fields-of-anfield-road/