On The Passing Of Jim Stynes

A victim of cancer in his mid forties of life years his was not a long span
But apart from his fame as an A F L footballer Jim Stynes was a very good man
In Melbourne he commenced programs for the disadvantaged a friend of the youth of the street
The many in life he befriended of him say a pleasure to meet
Born and raised in far away Dublin in Australia he knew of National renown
As a Brownlow Medalist and Melbourne Club President he was known in every Australian city and village and town
But Jim Stynes was more than a football celebrity as his work on behalf of Melbourne's disadvantaged to does testify
The term of one who led by good example in life to him does apply
One who was worthy of his nickname as the honorable Gentleman Jim
He was such a genuine person there was nothing to dislike in him
He did think about other people he did his good deeds every day
To help those most in need of helping he often went out of his way
Jim Stynes was a very good person who of life did not have a long span
A victim of cancer in his forties he was an extraordinary man.

by Francis Duggan

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