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MAGICAL MAGIC

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 HE CAN’T PULL RABBITS OUT OF A HAT
CAN’T ABRACADABRA A DOVE,
HE’S GOT NO GLAMOROUS ASSISTANT
THOUGH THIERRY IS A LOVE.
HIS CARD TRICKS REALLY AREN’T THAT GREAT
IF HE SAWED A WOMAN IN HALF, SHE’D BE DEAD,
AND HE CAN’T STAY ALIVE FOR 40 DAYS IN A BOX
WITHOUT BEING PROPERLY FED.
HE DOESN’T PLAY RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH A GUN
HE POSSESSES NO MAGICAL WAND,
HE HAS NO CAPE OR SLICK, BLACK HAIR
NO, DENNIS IS RED, WHITE AND BLONDE.
HE DOESN’T GET A VOLUNTEER FROM THE CROWD
AND KNOW WHICH CARD SHE PICKS,
BUT I DON’T THINK THE ICEMAN’S BOTHERED MUCH
‘COZ UP HIS SLEEVE HE’S GOT HIS OWN TRICKS.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 HIS REPORTOIRE INCLUDES THE SKILL TO ELUDE
A DEFENCE THAT IS SHEER WORLD-CLASS,
THE ABILITY TO CREATE A GOAL ON A PLATE
WITH HIS VISION FOR A CROSSFIELD PASS.
HE CAN KILL THE BALL WITH A TOUCH
AND DECEIVE THE STRANDED ‘KEEPER,
IT DOESN’T TAKE OL’ DENNIS MUCH
TO TAKE IT ROUND THE SWEEPER.
HIS QUALITIES WILL FILL THE PAGE
HE’S NEARING HIS 35TH BASH,
BUT BERGKAMP JUST MATURES WITH AGE
ASK NIKOS DABIZAS.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 WE WAVED GOODBYE TO OVERMARS
VAN NISTELROOY IS BLAND,
THE PLACE TO BE IS HERE WITH ME
IN BERGKAMP WONDERLAND.
SO GOODBYE DAVID COPPERFIELD
SO LONG DAVID BLAINE,
THERE’S A NEW MAGICIAN IN THIS TOWN
DENNIS BERGKAMP IS HIS NAME.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/magical-magic/