Torero (Torres)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Fighting for survival
In this race against time
Strength and determination wane
Distant death bells chime

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Lances stab at muscle
Excited aficionados demand
Wicked barbs and seeping blood
Finally, they seize command

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Confident grace, matador waits
A charge to the cape of red
Masterful, he turns his back
Sword flashes, a beast is dead

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Severed ears to Fernando
Athlete, artist, his fatal blow
Witnesses to a legend’s birth
People stand and roses throw



Liverpool v. Fulham, Premier League 10/11/2007.
The game was a bullfight. Torres was the matador.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/torero-torres/