Saturday, 2 August 2014

The Ghost Of Bobby Orr

By Rory A.A. Hinton

Bobby Orr
















You said you didn't give a fuck about hockey
And I never saw someone say that before
You held my hand and we walked home the long way
You were loosenin' my grip on Bobby Orr
(Gordon Downie - "Fireworks") 

Brown brick Sunday school
Room four pewed peoples:
Witness my defensive grip
Behold Bobby Gordon Orr.

Post humorous sunny morning
Over spoken magical spells:
Charming prince walked airy
Onward toward blond ambition.

Back seat secret shared
Window wind blown fast:
Food for playful thought
Experimental bruin flies by.

The parking lot saint
Louis blues boy wonder:
Full circle covered over
Time ends unnatural ties.

Sources
Andrew Podnieks. The Goal: Bobby Orr And The Most Important Goal In NHL Stanley Cup History. Triumph Books. 2003.
The Tragically Hip. Phantom Power. Universal Music Canada. 1998