The Belfast Boy

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Belfast Boy, a player complete.
Had the football world at both feet.
Art like gift, born to dazzle, to win.
Never again to see the likes of him.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 In United Red, in native Irish Green.
The greatest player I’ve ever seen.
Look at the numerous YouTube clips.
Stand amazed at the swivelling hips!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Desperate defenders left in his wake.
Goals of all types to score and make.
On mud bath pitches, still could glide.
Kicked to bits, but never one to hide.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I saw him at Anfield, he left us dazed!
The Kop as one where left amazed.
Memorised by outlandish flair and skill.
Decades on, surely the greatest still.


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-belfast-boy-2/