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Diego Maradona 1960-2020

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It was a dream come true
I’d emptied my savings tin
My broad smile stretched
From Bognor to Berlin

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I would be the proud owner
Of a Diego Maradona boot
Now the barrel chested ones
Latest fanclub recruit

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Sprinting down Whitechapel Road
I dragged along me Mam
Dropping a shopping bag en route
Shattering a jar of jam

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “You wear them, you’ll play like him”
The shop assistant said
I believed every single word
My beaming smile spread

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A walking Ambassador I became
I put those boots to use
On grass, tarmac, concrete
Each time I got set loose

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Wear them on the old sandpitch
In the thick of the Berner Estate
Not ideal for that surface
But that was open to debate

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Even wore them to school
On an odd day or three
“Get them off right now!”
Hawkeyed Margaret would scream

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Wore them into the ground
Even when they were a goner
Yes, the one and only
Puma Maradona

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Goodbye to you Armando
A Druid, a one off edition
Eternal Gracias Dieguito
Footballs flawed magician

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 25 11 20

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 number7
© emdad rahman

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/diego-maradona-1960-2020/