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Diego Maradona

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!! 1st placement Written 26/11/2020 Maradona obituary poetry contest Mohan Chutani Free verse

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Date: 12/27/2020 8:15:00 PM
Krish, You captured the global appeal of Maradona so well, along with his zig zag athleticism on the field. A very fine tribute. Loved it. Brian
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 1/2/2021 6:12:00 AM
Thank you Brian! Appreciate your visit and your supportive words!
Date: 12/26/2020 9:19:00 AM
I very much like this Krish. Nicely done! Congratulations on the win! Linda
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Date: 1/2/2021 6:13:00 AM
Thanks Linda!! Happy you like it!:)
Date: 12/26/2020 3:18:00 AM
Krish, thanks for participating in my contest and congrats on your placement. You beautifully captured Maradona's magic in soccer and brought out the shining diamond he was to many a million hearts. Best. Mohan
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Date: 12/26/2020 4:07:00 AM
Thank you Mohan for a timely Contest on a great Icon who influenced three generations of football lovers! I have seen some football but he was the most sensational!!! Thank you for placing me in your contest! Happy New Year to you!
Date: 11/29/2020 2:40:00 AM
"a diamond in every human heart!" Wow! for the whole tribute! You honour a "diamond" of great worth acknowledged and valued worldwide! You have given due credit and recognition to an icon, Maradona, May he rest in peace.. great and amazing is your poetry, Krish! Worthy of praise and high placement! A great pleasure to read! My deepest regards and blessings.
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Date: 11/29/2020 2:49:00 AM
Besma I am honoured by your visit and your kind words! you always speak from the heart! Maradona was a rising star and I watched the 1986 football live! I have thirsted for that kind of football ever since! He was the best by a long shot!! Thanks once again!:)
Date: 11/27/2020 8:22:00 PM
He ran by the other players with such skill, Nice tribute Krish..
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 11/28/2020 12:02:00 AM
Thanks Joseph May! A great player!!
Date: 11/27/2020 8:01:00 PM
nice tribute poem...i am not sure who he is but it seems he was great at the game from your words... i am sure he would be honored! :)
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Date: 11/28/2020 12:02:00 AM
Thanks Sandra! Football played by Maradona was different from American football! He was just magic!!
Date: 11/26/2020 3:42:00 PM
I have to admit that I never saw Maradona (or Pele) play, but he must really have been something! Nice tribute, Krish. :) gw
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Date: 11/26/2020 9:22:00 PM
He was passionate! a phenomenon! You can watch on you tube top 10 goals by pele, Messi and Maradona! The goal of the century was by Maradona!
Date: 11/26/2020 10:05:00 AM
lovely tribute Krish i think everyone recalls 'the hand of god' incident when they think of him:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/26/2020 10:42:00 AM
Thanks Jan! a hand of God goal was talked about but the next goal was a stunner! He was too good! I have not seen such quality since!
Date: 11/26/2020 8:49:00 AM
He was "football" ... Nice tribute...full of action...
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Date: 11/26/2020 9:14:00 AM
Thank you Arturo! Yes! what a player! I watched the 1986 game live on TV!! what a privilege!!