Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
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There’s poetry in his toes
Verse in his feet
A cadence to his canter
And purpose to his beat
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There’s a tempo to his torture
A rhythm in his running
An ode could explode
With a couplet to his cunning!
© Clik the mouse, 30th November 2004
dedicated to all the jinking wingers who have excited over time –
Stanley Matthews, George Best, Charlie Cooke and Jimmy Johnstone, among many, stand out,
but Pat Nevin is my own personal favourite.
Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to join that list.
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9th May 2019 at 12:59 pm
Great poem Clik – witty and memorable, worthy of a quite remarkable occasion.
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9th May 2019 at 12:58 pm
Great poem Sharon, worthy of a quite remarkable occasion.
9th May 2019 at 12:54 pm
I really like this poem. So many great phrases: “striped and manicured”, “a crowd of heads go drooping”, “and maintain home advantage”, “when Mum blew for dinner”. Much appreciated! Thank you.
7th May 2019 at 10:37 am
Such great words Ray. So evocative of that time of innocence Kepp on mate. More please. It will be under the Nostaglia section too.
26th March 2019 at 10:16 am
As a child I drew crowds; row upon row,
fifteen thousand little circles for the fans,
such a great line…bewcause we all did…and golaposts nets and floodlights too…
25th March 2019 at 11:39 am
Thanks for the love
1st March 2019 at 11:35 am
Thank you, great story.
Thank you and thanks for the share
1st March 2019 at 11:34 am