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Reader, I Parried Him

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 From the red room to boot room
Lowood youth outsider
Cold baths and winter dreams
Brocklehurst tackled Burns dropped
Then my transfer to Thornfield

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The dream move became a nightmare
The papers weren’t legal
I didn’t even sign the contract
Left quickly on a free

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Then finally I substituted St John
Ran home to Rochester
And on this level playing field
We met as equals
A perfect match

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Last year he saw
His first born signed
On Liverpool’s books.

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Notes

To continue the theme of literature into football, my humble offering proffers from that seminal work Jane Eyre.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/reader-i-parried-him/