1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 To meet a knight superstar
in childhood in 1985
could be something
fascinating and
obviously exciting

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 In the April of 1985
I met Platini
He came to Sarajevo
for the World Cup qualifier and
suddenly the match was
spectacularly transformed
to the image of the start of a Rock concert

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The floodlights failed that night
In the midst of the match
between Yugoslavia and France

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The unexpected happened
and the darkness lasted !

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The feeling was indescribable…
When will the floodlights be repared ?
How many minutes will the thousands of fans
wait for the now invisible players to reappear ?
It was settled and rescued by
the lighters and  matches of the fans
Together they  helped to make it like the introduction of
a Queen concert.
It was U2 though
who would play there after many years

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 But Platini signed an autograph for me in the
Hotel Hall
It was easy in Sarajevo in 1985

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Two months later
He took the penalty kick
at Heysel
That is always in
my memory

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 The spring of 1985
meeting Platini

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 The night the floodlights in the stadium in Sarajevo failed
All of us in the darkness
And two months later
Platini at Heysel
taking that penalty kick


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/memory/?shared=email&msg=fail