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'An Ode To Burnley' by Poster Colin Waldron

'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.



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Saturday May 23 2009
Time: 12:25PM

Comments

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He's a poet and he didn't know it!! ;-) Really good that CW
turfmanphil
23/05/2009 12:29:00
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Top effort m8...I have been through all that...If we reach the Holy Grail on Monday and get promoted, I for one will raise a glass to the team and the 2500 fans who turned out in the early eighties week in and week out to watch a team that were *****. Despite that they were our team and we stood and supported the famous Claret & Blue club, hoping thst one day we will be back where we belong. For those 2500, Monday is your day, lest we forget those dark days, but live the dream you all deserve it for being there when others turned their backs on the club. Have a good one, I will in block 125, and I got me tissues ready, cos whatever the result...BURNLEY ARE BACK....UP THE CLARETS, !!!
Cardiff_Claret
23/05/2009 12:42:00
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This weekend there's someone to mention Who repels the the other team's henchmen Not last, not least We call him The Beast And his name is big Brian Jensen !
RickersTwickers
23/05/2009 20:05:00
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