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Mirza and 1988

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Mirza who is the legend
of 20th century Sarajevo
the basketball international
who played for Real Madrid
was a regular at the restaurant
known as Kvarner in Sarajevo

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I was watching the EPIC
semi-final of the EURO 1988
in this restaurant and my table
was facing the table where
Mirza was sitting watching
this football match

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Mirza was a gentleman appreciated
for his cool character and
quiet and appearance

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I could see his reactions on
this match

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 His face was full of curiosity and
quietness and intelligence

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I just remember this situation
Mirza is watching
The epic Germany v Netherlands
1-2 where Germans took the lead

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Mirza stayed cool and at the same time
he was stunned as everyone around him
when MARCO VAN BASTEN started
his SLIDING scoring show

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 It was still 20th century
It was still 1988 which was so particular

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 When German giants concede such a goal,

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 When Van Basten’s slow but precise drive
finds the far corner of the net the
satisfaction was full

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 People around Mirza enjoyed this moment

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 I just obtained
this flash-back of Mirza face
when Van Basten slid-down

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Now it is 2016
If Mirza were in Kvarner to watch
FRANCE v GERMANY would he feel
the hidden joy for the slow and crucial
show of GRIEZMAN ?

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 The moment when very slow drive
is there to finish the match as the contest

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 with the similar speed of the ball of
Van Basten’s goal in the other
semi-final Germans were involved

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 I can’t help thinking about
this now

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 I can’t help thinking about
Mirza and his Euro 1988 semi-final
watched in the restaurant Kvarner
while I am expecting the Euro 2016
final tomorow

I remember in this poem watching Euro 1988 semi-final in the presence of Mirza Delibasic the great basketball player from Sarajevo.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/mirza-and-1988/