'An Ode To Burnley' by Poster Colin Waldron
The emotional roller coaster all Clarets fans are going through at the moment with Burnley FC about to embark on their biggest game this century can best be summed up by one of our posters, Colin Waldron
He has written a poem and sets the scene as follows:
'Started to feel quite emotional about our Wembley visit this morning and it made me reflect on matters Burnley over the last thirty odd years, so much so that I ended up writing this a few hours ago. Please bear with the ramblings of an old Burnley supporter'
An Ode to Burnley
Seventy six made me cry
My beloved Burnley I saw die
From the top division we did fall
Down, down we were out of control
No quick return for us beckoned
We fell faster than we reckoned
Division three and four here we come
Falling faster than the setting sun
Eighty seven we hit rock bottom
How can that ever be forgotten?
Ninety two we started our climb
Champions and not before time
Ninety four and play off time
We take our place but fall from grace
A new millennium will see
Burnley out of division three
So near and yet so far away
To the promised land can we dare stray?
This season now we can all believe
and make that climb our pain to relieve
For Burnley may the glory be
A magnificant effort at Wembley
No matter where our fortunes lie
It will be Burnley till I die
Colin Waldron aka Stephen
A great bit of writing that CW, hope you dont mind me putting you up in lights after posting that in our forums.