do not blink your eyes if you want to see,
an amazing guy doing his magic with ball,
flash of blue and white jersey on ground,
as he races past falling opposite numbers,
to launch the ball in to the net for a win!
He raises his arm and runs around, jumps!
whole world applauds an Argentinian win!
before the cheer dies down he is back again
like express train speeding for another call,
left and right, side and back and the kick!
ball curls past the diving goal keeper in!
another moment for applause!!!
in Argentina he is loved like he is Life,
he is adored in Cuba, worshipped in Brazil,
in Italy he is more than a King!
In all of Asia he was a much loved icon,
his photos decorated homes and shops!
while Pele was called the black pearl,
Diego is a diamond in every human heart!
even the English who hated his ‘hand goal’,
had to say he was the greatest of all!
here was a genius who played the game,
like he was only created for football,
a tiny man just five foot five!
has left behind a foot print several meters tall!!
Maradona obituary poetry contest
Copyright © Krish Radhakrishna | Year Posted 2020
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