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The Legendary Number Nines

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In this old ball-game’s Hall of Fame,
they stand:
the Legendary Number Nines,
captured
in their prime;
muscles flexed
and boots
outstretched;
chests filled
with pride
and goals.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Where have they gone,
those Legendary Number Nines?
Booted out
before their time.
They held our hopes
in their feet:
those bygone men
whose best shots
are netted,
quietly
in our dreams.

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Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-legendary-number-nines/