Only a Game

How the mighty have fallen

We love to see the fall

Like the limbs of Oxymandias

Who once had stood so tall

Broken and buried in desert sand

The mighty king of kings

And Shelley wrote the poem

To tell the way of things


Mighty Reds met mighty Reds

At Anfield yesterday

Giant versus giant

Looking there to slay

One drew blood and quickly moved

To lay the other low

The other wilted then collapsed

You wouldn’t want to know


We must be careful not to gloat

When tasting victory

Beware the victor’s justice

Beware such revelry

And beware the power of giants

Who think they rule the world

Remember Oxymandias

In desert sands absurd


Brian Fahy

6 March 2023



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