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The Liverbird and our history.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In the dark dusky days,
A little more than a Century ago,
A beautiful bird was born,
Yet when she looked upon a team in white and blue,
Her heart in two it was torn,
For blue is the colour of upset and cold,
In such a somber emotion,
She refused to grow old,
She spread her wings,
And then began to sing,
Such an enchanting sound it was said,
And from that day till this,
She decided her colour was eternally RED.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 She flew on her maiden flight,
Up-into the sky on a cold Mersey night,
She landed on a roof top at the greatest height,
Seeing no fear,
Not recognizing fright,
For her RED passion she would fight,
And from that moment on,
And forever,
Liverpool would never say never.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Through two world wars,
She would keep guard,
Over Liverpool City,
Standing tall,
Keeping hard,
Through falling bombs watching Liverpool suffering in pain,
To fly and take flight,
She vowed never again,
With tears in her eyes,
She watched all the hurt,
As sections of her great city,
Disappeared into dirt,

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Then one glorious day in nineteen forty five,
The bombs they stopped falling,
There was no more need for her people to hide,
She glanced over her shoulder,
And lifted her head with pride,
She could see Anfield,
The REDS had survived.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A new era was dawning,
Of RED passion and emotion,
There were dreams to be realized,
To be shared by supporters of true devotion.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 A short few years later,
Everything did change,
The arrival of Bill Shankly,
And the bird sang again,
“Walk on”
She sang,
“Because I refuse to fly”,
“Just so long as my people need me”,
She began with a sigh,
“I will just sit up here, and you will shelter under my wings”,
“I will wait a few short years”,
Until the REDS are crowned kings.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 And in a very short time it did happen,
I dont have to tell you the rest,
From out the ashes of broken Liverpool,
The Reds became the best.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 We saw Liddle and Hunt,
Cally and Smith,
The Liverbird lives,
Shes not just a myth,
Then later we saw,
Heighway, Keegan and Case,
We made the rest of the league look a total disgrace,

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Then in later years,
After winning trophies galore,
And leaving hundreds of teams embarrassed by the score,
Disaster struck once more.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 96 sons and daughters of our RED belief,
Flew up with our bird to heaven,
Us Reds left suffering in grief,
And although this story is not over,
For we will never let it rest,
Until the day that justice is done,
Two flames will burn brightly on our crest.
To mark that ill fated day,
Of tears and despair,
You couldn’t truly understand,
Unless you were there.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 When their souls arrived at Heaven,
Guided by the bird,
They arrived at the Pearly Gates,
It was Shankly’s voice they heard.
“I am for the people in good times and bad,
And what has happened today,
Is nothing but sad,
But you are with me now,
There is nothing to fear,
Leave our family at Anfield to shed all their tears,
For I promise you now,
The REDS will not rest,
Justice for all of you,
Has become part of our crest,
That our players shall wear,
Next to the hearts,
We have always been one big family,
Right from the start,
And a family we shall remain.

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Now every so often,
When no one suspects,
The Liverbird will fly off,
Temporarily vacating her nest,
And fly over Anfield,
To look at our game,
Just to make sure her eleven children are still playing the same,
And she returns to her nest,
Her heart filled with RED passionate desire,
Liverpool FC we will reach higher and higher.

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 UNTIL WE CONQUER THE BLOODY WORLD

Notes

I have written poems all my life, the subject I am most passionate about is football and especially Liverpool FC. I hope you like this. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-liverbird-and-our-history/