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Memory

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 To meet a knight superstar
in childhood in 1985
could be something
fascinating and
obviously exciting

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 In the April of 1985
I met Platini
He came to Sarajevo
for the World Cup qualifier
Suddenly the match was
Spectacularly transformed
to the image of the start of a Rock concert

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The floodlights failed that night
In the midst of the match
Between Yugoslavia and France

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The unexpected happened
And the darkness lasted !

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The feeling was indescribable…
When will the floodlights be repared ?
How many minutes will the thousands of fans
Wait for the now invisible players to reappear ?
It was settled and rescued by
The lighters and  matches of the fans

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Together they  helped to make it like the introduction of
A Queen concert.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 It was U2 though
Who would play there after many years

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 But Platini signed an autograph for me in the
Hotel Hall
It was easy in Sarajevo in 1985

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Two months later
He took the penalty kick
at Heysel
That is always in
my memory

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 The spring of 1985
meeting Platini

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 The night the floodlights in the stadium in Sarajevo failed
All of us in the darkness
And two months later
Platini at Heysel
taking that penalty kick

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Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/memory/