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Robert Enke

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 On the horizon rose the unbearable dark cloud
Lurking within the beloved of the Hannover crowd

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Powerless to escape a prison void of the key
With no one seeming to hear that silent plea

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Condemning one to Judge, Jury, Executioner
Unable to ward off the murky sombre

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 At length it besieged Jena’s gallant son
Despondent icon ultimately caught up and outrun

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Reeking frantic desolation and a feeling so low
Poor Robert succumbed to that terrible foe

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Unable to hold sway over that skulking inner rage
Joined Lara eagerly awaiting her Daddy backstage

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 “Stunned” Michael Ballack struggled with the madness
Dazed Kaiser Beckenbauer uttered “unending sadness”

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Distraught Head Coach Loew left “mourning deeply”
“A man with a capital M,” Nuno Gomes said forlornly

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 For the custodian of pitch forts of bricks and mortar
”Barcelona is in mourning,” whispered Senor Laporta

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Neustadt am Rübenberge may have claimed the great man
But coveted is his memory with every football fan

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Robert Enke – 24 August 1977–10 November 2009

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Number7
© Emdad Rahman

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Notes

Beneath the exterior of a celebrated sportsman, he was a normal human who struggled with his grief. Thoughts go out to Theresa and Leila.

Depression is still much misunderstood and often ridiculed. Please don’t suffer in silence, there’s support out there.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/robert-enke/