The man who saved his nation

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Stepped forward, placed the ball on the white spot,
Took a few steps back… a deep breath exhaled.
The rain of self confidence flooded his tiny Austrian world.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 He looked and concentrated beyond the heroic Artur Boruc,
Aiming his eyes to the right of this keeper and at the net,
He dashed to the ball and fired a mighty right foot shot at goal.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The Polish goalie thought the ball would sail left,
Dove with outstretching arms while eyeing the ball on his right.
With few seconds left, Austria football team had leveled.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Raised his arms triumphantly, celebrating the goal,
Surrounded by his teammates and the proud coach;
The fans roared as they sank into their red sea of scarves.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Now, a life time supply of beer for Ivica Vastic—
The hero who shot down the Polish football warriors.
Hurrah Austria! A deserved point, never to be in oblivion.


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-man-who-saved-his-nation/