Picture Perfect

The Euros start today
And on my desk a photo
Of my school team
They’re the best
It’s 1958
And we have won
The Cup for Atherton schools
For that same year
Except we didn’t win and didn’t lose
Drew with St Philip’s
So was honours shared

Eleven smiling faces
Unison
We played and replayed
Couldn’t get the winner
So happily we shared
Six months apiece
Unconquered undefeated
Well achieved
A landmark in my life
That schooling ending
A glorious summer
Soon to winter plunge

It marked the end
Of my whole way of life
Taken now away
From all I knew
That foolish game
Of seminary coming
Siberia Siberia
God’s truth

Brian Fahy
11 June 2021

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