Poem – The Magic of McKenzie

(For Duncan McKenzie)

You wore your sleeves long
Bunched in your hands
Languid, almost lazy
The magic of McKenzie

Out of the ordinary
Sublimely talented
Fleet of feet
The magic of McKenzie

Born entertainer
Extravagant showman
Indulgent yet unmissable
The magic of McKenzie

We all knew
That you could leap
Over a Mini Cooper
The magic of McKenzie

Thrower of a golf ball
The length of a football pitch
Individual and maverick
The magic of McKenzie

More than a fairground attraction
More than a circus sideshow
We flattered, you deceived and we believed
In the magic of McKenzie

Paul Cookson