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Love, is a many defendered thing

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I walked along the streets, of London town
Up and down, up and down
I met a little fan in London town
And I said, can you tell me please
Where’s that love I never found?
Unravel me this riddle
What is love, what can it be?
And in her Gooner eyes, were butterflies
As she replied to me
Love, is a many defendered thing
It’s the April prose, that only grows
In the early spring.
Love is football’s way of giving
A reason to be living –
A golden crown
That makes a team king
Once, when a clean sheet was all that was required
A massed defence, so inspired
Prevailed, as two strikers missed, and lovers kissed
And the ground trembles still
Then your fingers touched my strung-out heart
And taught it how to sing!
Yes, true love, is a many defendered thing

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Notes

Based on the song ‘Love Is A Many Splendored Thing’,
from the 1955 Oscar nominated film of the same name.
It did however win the Best Song Oscar that year.
Apologies to Sammy Fain (music) / Paul Francis Webster (lyrics).

Dedicated to Arsenal on their winning the double, season 2001 / 2002, and in part, inspired by the Arsenal of old!

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/love-is-a-many-defendered-thing/