My Adidas Santiago

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I recall how bright the floodlights were,
When I played on Fellows Park.
They were nothing quite like the old streetlights,
Where I learned my skills in the dusk and the dark.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 My Adidas Santiago gleamed,
And distracted a driver or two.
After tea every day where could I play?
What else could a football youngster do?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The ball that I used sometimes went on the road
And I had to then make chase,
That’s where I learned to use my speed
It was where I needed my pace.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I often pass by that same old field
And see boys playing there like I used to do,
I remember the time I heard the news
A Police car had hit and killed Michael Pugh.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 He was only chasing a ball,
Now there are bushes and shrubs five feet tall.
Too late to save a young boy who’s gone,
Planted where my Adidas Santiago shone.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Robbie Kennedy Bennett


A 1960’s memory.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/my-adidas-santiago/