1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The most cultured of pearls
The quiet boy whose questioning eyes
Watched the brilliance of the stars
Shine out from the dark Mozambique nights
To become one of their number
He who thundered in goals
With a dignity unequalled
And his people stitched
Their dreams to his flying boots
And dared to dream too.


RIP Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM. 1942-2014

Editor Note:A beautiful poem and fitting offering here for a legend from one of our all time fave contributors here. Re -posted here in memorium.

Taken from “Beautiful Game” (c) Parry Maguire (2004)

Originally published here on Football Poets 5th July 2004
Eusebio P Maguire

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/eusebio-2/