A ROUGH DIAMOND

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A ROUGH DIAMOND
(For Norman Hunter 1943-2020)

His name always evokes a smile
On the faces of footballers
Schooled on the uneven battlefields
Of a different era.

Days of the enthusiastic header,
Demolition shoulder,
Iron obstruction
And scything tackle.

Even those who carry no torch
For Leeds United or England
Today nod in respect
For a player who did as asked

And fulfilled his duty,
A rough diamond in a beautiful game
Only brought down finally
By an invisible opponent.

David Subacchi
April 2020

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 18th Apr 2020 16:35

"Iron obstruction" I could feel my bones rattle as I read it...

A great tribute.

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David Subacchi

Sat 18th Apr 2020 13:13

You can find many of my poems and videos on line simply by searching on DAVID SUBACCHI

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