Bill Shankly

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Jimmy Cagney in baggy shorts
Packed a tackle
Harder than a “piece”
Kitbag not violin case
Deadlier than a smoking gun
And the philosopher’s soul
Forged its future history
Whilst honing skills carved
On ice and mud and the legs
Of fearful hearts that would
Hesitate just long enough…


“Playing for PNE” taken from “Beautiful Game” (c) Parry Maguire (2004)

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/bill-shankly/