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In This Town

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In this town
Dreams came true
And wishes fell as rain
Washing us clean
In this town
God bored one day
Walked the dusty streets
Worn down with neglect
In this town
A man came who spoke
Of better days
And promises steadfast true
In this town
Maggie Thatcher
Declared war on communities
And pronounced socialism dead
In this town
I was given songs
And words and a
Reason to sing
In this town
Lennon snarled and sneered
His way through a million insecurities
To set himself free
In this town
There was love and anger
And redemption ran off
With its cousin prayer
In this town
I saw Shankly
With his arms outstretched like Moses
And he too parted a sea of red.

Notes

Parry Maguire (2004)

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/in-this-town/