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It Is Now!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I Have A Dream
One Small Step For A Man …
Ich Bin Ein Berliner
They Think It’s All Over … It Is Now!
In the Parthenon of eloquence
Ken Wolstenholme makes perfect sense
The immortal words
He was heard to utter
As – just like a knife through Bratwurst
Hurst began to sway and stutter
And launch an English exocet
In the back of the enemy net.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But I hope you won’t mind
If we pause and rewind
To the oft neglected
Start of the sentence …

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Here’s Hurst … he’s got … some people are on the pitch …

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 He’s got … what?
What was Ken about to say?
Can anyone solve the mystery?
Before he was interrupted
By a slice of history?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 He’s got … no one to beat except the goalie?
He’s got … Charlton up in support?
He’s got … Nobby dancing a paso doble?
He’s got … Jimmy Greaves distraught?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The final lines were pure perfection
So I hate to stoop to farce
But I imagine in my surreal reflections …
Here’s Hurst … he’s got a lovely arse!

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Tony Kinsella

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Notes

I have a weird obsession with the nondescript words that come just before or just after words which have gone down in history.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/it-is-now/