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Gerd Muller – ‘Bomber Der Nation’

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 All of life
Coursing through
Each thirsty vein
Binding dreams
And racing off down a road
That opened its journey
Upon the shoulders
Of the broad elephantine figure
Bayern’s ‘The little cannon’
Carrying a nations desire
Hopes fired from a heart
That hammered its life force
Firing boots
That powered shots
Blasted nets
And left defences
Shell shocked
Bewildered
Derelict
In the aftermath
As a bombsite…

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Notes

Gerd Muller 3 November 1945 – 15 August 2021, RIP

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Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/gerd-muller-bomber-der-nation/