|

El Diego’s boots

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A dream come true
One that constantly replayed and had been easy to construe

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Oh what a glorious day of sunshine it had been
The savings box emptied my smile stretched, from Bognor to Berlin

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I realised that the moment was close,When I would be the proud owner of a Diego boot
You see I was the barrel chested ones latest fanclub recruit

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Sprinting down to the Whitechapel Road I dragged me Mam
Dropping a shopping bag en route, breaking a jar of strawberry jam

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “You wear them, you’ll play like him” the shop assistant said
I believed every word as my beaming smile spread

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 A walking Ambassador I became, oh did I put those boots to use
On grass, tarmac and concrete, there was many a bruise
“Wear the boots,” a voice said, ” and the class will ooze”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The old sandpitch on the Berner Estate
Not ideal for that surface, but that was open to debate

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Even wore them to school on an odd day or three
“Get them off,” a hawkeyed Margaret wailed like a banshee

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Dream is all I did as I wore them with honour
Yes the one and only Puma Maradona

6

Notes

Puma Maradona… Long before the days of Predator

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/el-diegos-boots/