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Shall We Take A Walk Into The Old Town

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Shall we take a walk into the old town
and down the Manny Road
to see the Burnden Aces.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Shall we walk amongst old men
with raincoat collars turned up against the biting wind,
with rain dripping off flat caps.
Battle our way
through young boys wearing short pants,
chewing liqorice sticks and eating boiled sweets.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 On and over the footbridge through steam and soot,
Then down until we pass under the railway bridges
with smoke and rain flowing over the embankment.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Floodlights now bright
as we reach the forecourt
and head expectantly for welcoming turnstiles,
Then dream of rain swept nights like these
as friendly clicks and squeaks
welcome us back to our lovely Burnden.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Or should we watch the telly?

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Notes

Had missed a trip to Rochdale v Chester on a wet and windy night due to work. Brought memories of such nights at Burnden many years ago.
Editor Note: A warm welcome back Alan (2006!) Really enjoyed your poem .Quality lines and images. Nought wrong with a tad of nostalgia . I stood outside an empty Crewe Alexandra ground on Sunday in the wind and rain, on the way to a gig (Nantwich) and tried to imagine such yester-year things too! Please contribute more..and don’t let it be another two years!.

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