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Goalkeeper

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Goalkeeper

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 With illusions of grandeur
the young boy
leapt
high and low
in response to the shots
of his two friends.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Who was he
during those thrilling moments
on Boa Viagem beach?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Was he, perhaps,
Leao of Corinthians
Victor of Cruzeiro or
Neto of Santa Cruz?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Who would believe
that trying to catch an old ball
could be such fantasy
and fun?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Only he
who had once been
Jennings of Ireland
Yashin of Russia
and above all
Banks of England!

9 October 1983
Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/goalkeeper-3/