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When

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When rivers flow from sea to source,
When the cat makes peace with the mouse.
When the dustcart is drawn by a five-legged horse,
And the Cockney can speak pure Scouse.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When Sinners are welcomed in Heaven,
When Saints are consigned to Hell.
When nine minus four totals seven,
And badgers in birds’ nests dwell.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 When honey is made by Black Widows,
When cobwebs are woven by bees.
When the sun sinking low casts short shadows,
And banknotes are plucked from the trees.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 When the Dead climb back out of their coffins,
When the Living lie down in their stead,
Then shall we forsake The Toffees,
And follow the Anfield Reds.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 19/1/06
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

This is a re-working of a poem by Robin Robertson entitled Answers.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/when/