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A Mended Man

October 20, 2011

Owen Hargreaves: from Manchester to Manchester. Winning!

Shattered tendons

Broken knees

Smashed spirit

Intact hope


Goodbyes here

Goodbyes there

Welcomes not to be found

Until now


Back from home

To the other home

Back on the grass

Surrounded by screams


Whistles and cheers

Boo-ings and clapping

Tears and smiles

Passes and kicks


It comes to me

Rolling perfectly

Smoothly and softly

Touching my feet


I send it away


I breathe in and contract

I give everything I have


It flies and lands

And I run

I run because I can

No longer shattered

I can


A goal.

We win.

I win.

I’m back.




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