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Ciao Maldini – Il Grande Capitano

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 With his soft face yet to feel the touch of a blade
Cesare’s young stallion learnt he had just made the grade

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Fledgling sixteen he took to the splendid stage
In the days when skinny shorts were still all the rage

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Whilst steel solid Berlin’s wall was still to be laid
Capitano Maldini was a mere junior grade

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Barring a lengthy lay off through critical injury
San Paolo would serve a quarter century

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And if the memory banks are murky and hazy
Who remembers a certain debut at Udinese?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Audacious and intrepid, he played to the libretto
Secured in eighty seven the foremost Scudetto

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Formidable, he hit with the force of a Tsunami
Sharp lessons from Bergomi, Tassotti, Baresi

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Honing defensive art aside the games best
“Piscinin’s” brutal streak which strikers would detest

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Miracle defensive bond with Franco Baresi
Five Champions league wins, and seven Scudetti

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Super Cups, Club World Cup, the Coppa Italia
Global acclaim from Rome to Santa Maria

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 First defender to lift FIFA’s World Player
Whilst Zoff’s record shattered on a wing and a prayer

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Be it central or left, daily the legend would grow
Soon sharing Euro final’s with “Paco” Gento

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Azurri caps also led to the top of the heap
Sour end with Ahn Jung Hwan’s frog like leap

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Maldini Junior strutted catwalks looking very dapper
Yes Milano’s heartbeat had long surpassed Il papa

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 And yet stood in the arena where it all began
The greatest defender ever ill treated by his clan

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 San Siro swansong where Seventy thousand cheered
Whilst reminiscing Istanbul some five hundred jeered

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 To disregard quite simply a world revered icon
Even his old partner intervened thereupon

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 Not much left out with Franco’s wise address
He said, “He deserves more and they much less”

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 Now will it be Puyol or maybe Inter’s Santon?
Another Maldini ushered in, make way for Christian

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 Adventures aplenty, most with the Rossoneri
Into the sunset he rides roaring Arrivederci

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/ciao-maldini-il-grande-capitano/