Over 400 poets contributed 800 poems to celebrate Liverpool's 800th year. You can read them all here, just click anywhere on the picture of the Liver Building. Alternatively, you can select poems from a list
Remember Eddie ?
He ran the entire Wembley pitch.
He ran with joy and ecstasy
while the fans jumped and hugged
losing their hats and glasses
They were loosing two nil
they had travelled to London Town
full of expectations
but they were feeling down.
The Wednesday team so strong and proud
The Everton boys never conceded
scored one then a second
a chance of victory seemed feasible
A mistake from Sheffield steeled and aimed
the net bulged; the arm raised, the fans roared
but all eyes on the camera were on him
He was chased by a couple of policemen
one caught him but only took of his jacket
he squealed and almost reached the goalmouth
the second quicker ensured he did not make it
My family watched the final on the TV
at supper we talked about the match
We could not recall the winning goal
but we remembered Eddie Kavanagh..
By Barry Avison
To we tried to get poem800 published in book form but with 800 poems we couldn't find a publisher, also it was too expensive for us to print ourselves via vanity press so we regret that we have been unable to get it published. But we decided to leave it published on the internet i.e. running with a random poem every day (at our expense) and if anyone has any ideas on how to publish please get in touch.
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