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To Meet A Legend

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Amongst legless men, tales so cruel
Mill Road Hospital in Liverpool
Was once a footballer of real flair
Waiting quietly in his wheelchair
A mother sits close to her young son
Reads a football comic, almost done
She sends him over with a pen
To meet a legend from way back when
An ironic twist in fate’s strange game
That missing leg, his claim to fame
Gently smiles and signs with care
A memento kept safe for many a year
Sixty league goals, all in one season
Will never be beaten, stands to reason
The greatest goal scorer ever seen
William Ralph or “Dixie” Dean

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Notes

Everton supporters this month celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of “Dixie” Dean.

I am a Liverpudlian but I will take Bill Shankly’s word for it: “He belongs to the company of the supremely great … like Beethoven, Shakespeare and Rembrandt”.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/to-meet-a-legend/