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Remembering Eusebio

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 remembering Eusebio
on some long distant night
those sixties Euro spectacles
when all was black and white

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 where we would try to recreate
our heroes in the street
the pace the passion and the power
those dancing gifted feet
and it was you we’d try to ape
with tennis ball or leather
your drive and swerve and lethal shot
with goals that stay forever

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 you were the Messi of the time
the archetypal wizard
I watched you slither past them all
like some immortal lizard
and we’ll recall your style and skill
the magic and the grace
those memories of a golden age
another time and place

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 when players lived for playing
their country and their team
with honour pride and with respect
you shared our simple dream
and in my all time legends side
your name it will survive
inscribed among the heroes
who light up all our lives

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 and we’ll recall Eusebio
on future Euro nights
those long gone World Cup tussles
when all was black and white

RIP Eusebio 1942-2014

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