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Zizou

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Two feet so fast you can barely see them,
blessing the turf they brush
as holy land.
Leaving pure confusion at their heals,
destroyed defences in his wake.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The legend.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Dancing, flying,
as if bestowed with magic wings.
An otherwordly gift.
Divine vision of the limitless kind,
and lightning’s speed within your feet.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A god on earth,
a wizard on the turf,
the game’s very birth.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Zinedine Zidane.
You shall be remembered.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 For the precision of your passes,
the noble, selfless crosses.
The beautiful goals that bore your name,
your brilliance.
A born leader,
not just a great of the game.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But the greatest.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 The balding genius,
Lord of the feared two-step penalty.
Immortal in retirement.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Born destined for greatness.
Les Bleus graduate, class of 98.
Diserved the final prize,
denied by the faceless red card.
This is Italia 06.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 This does not define you.
Only absolute greatness could define you.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 And when all is said and done,
World cup over and Germany returned to the Germans;
Zizou dans le legend.

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Notes

gutted Zidane did not come out of retirement, but must say he was class in the charity matches.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/zizou-2/