gone too soon

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 You don’t expect the younger generation
To have their number put up
On God’s electronic board

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When the good race is run, yes
But not subbed too early
To join Heaven’s horde

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Justin Edinburgh
Mocked early doors
For his no-nonsense style

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 But those that got to know him
Saw the inner truth
And shared in every smile



Justin Edinburgh, died on Saturday 8th June 2019, aged 49, five days after a cardiac arrest.

As a player, Justin won the FA Cup and League Cup with Tottenham Hotspur and later went on to manage Newport County, Gillingham and Northampton Town before moving to Orient in November 2017.

Justin oversaw a successful 2018-19 season for Orient which saw them win promotion to EFL League Two after winning the National League title, while they also reached the final of the FA Trophy.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/gone-too-soon/