The Splash

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Giver of life
Cleanses, and quenches such thirst
The Baptist used it making waves in Jordan
Before the Grace of Word had spoken
The Plumber needs water knows its power
And harnesses it
Works his skills with a sublime grace
The tools of his trade
Captured now immortal
Unafraid to walk on water
With the dignity of genius.



Inspired by the wonderful statue of Preston North End’s mighty Sir Tom Finney, which was in turn inspired by an amazing photograph – the iconic image of Sir Tom Finney aqua-planing at Stamford Bridge in 1956. Known as the ‘The Preston Plumber’, Sir Tom was the great Bill Shankly’s football hero. Bill of course played number 4 for PNE, and established his indomitable presence at Deepdale long before he answered the Liverpool call.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-splash-2/