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Argentina's son, a lineage to immigrants shaped by boyhood aspirations diminutive left foot striker taunted "dwarf" in childhood his growth hormone deficiency overcome through meds and workouts a counter to foes physically imposing Messi's daily slog of skills agility and balance slow grind of mastery to mesh the skills to speed on the football field, Messi dribbles through opponents pivots round defenders, takes an opposite direction accelerates de-accelerates takes stock of field positions awareness like a lordly hawk that calculates its prey a kick triggered whittles through the air the ball's stinging centre, flight controlled at a goal keeper spiralling to the ground this FIFA World Cup champion devout in faith celebrates goals by a gaze upward a pointed hand to the heavens another field of his embracing 790 - Messi's career goals for Barcelona clubs and Argentinean glory football awards that roll on like credits on a movie screen on field moves that burrow into memory through the entanglement of limbs Messi's footwork, like a dancer's gift his sprints to fill the field with unheeding power midst the bulging roar of fans a homage to glorify the footballer before he fades to legend Poem written January 4, 2023

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Date: 4/16/2023 8:36:00 PM
The way you portray Messi's perseverance and determination to overcome his physical challenges and achieve greatness through his passion for football is truly inspiring and compelling.
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Brian Sambourne
Date: 4/17/2023 6:07:00 AM
Thank you Kabutha. Messi is truly remarkable in his ability and passion. He has had an illustrious career, + elevated football to a grand level. Cheers Brian
Date: 2/21/2023 8:43:00 PM
A great tribute to a great player!
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Brian Sambourne
Date: 2/21/2023 9:00:00 PM
Thank you Sham most appreciative of your thoughtful appraisal. Be well. Brian
Date: 1/19/2023 2:57:00 AM
Definitely in motion. Reads like a good contender to me for the contest. Way to go. Thanks for sharing and for dropping by my page. Sara
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Brian Sambourne
Date: 1/19/2023 6:08:00 AM
Thank you, Sara, for your vote of confidence. Most appreciative of your affirming notes. Look after yourself dear lady. Stay well. Brian
Date: 1/9/2023 9:01:00 AM
Yes, he sure is popular!!! Before messi, I only knew one other name of a famous soccer player, and already it's not even coming to my mind!!
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Brian Sambourne
Date: 1/9/2023 9:05:00 AM
Hi Andrea, thanks for your stop by + message. I believe that you are referring to Maradona as the other soccer player as (if I recall) you wrote a tribute poem to him. Best wishes, Brian
Date: 1/8/2023 8:29:00 AM
Great write, Brian. I just watched Messi for the first time (lol) I had Argentina in a soccer pool...and I won! He is a legend. Best wishes in the contest, my friend. Charlie
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Brian Sambourne
Date: 1/8/2023 7:26:00 PM
Greetings Charles, Congratulations on your soccer pool win! Excellent news for the New Year. So true - Messi the legend, or soccer icon for the ages. Thank you for your good wishes. Be well. Brian
Date: 1/7/2023 3:27:00 AM
Every time I watch him I am amazed by his centre of gravity and how he manages to pull off the moves he does. I've always followed Messi - The only time I wanted him to lose, he did..with Barcelona at Anfield when we came back from 3 0 down to win the second leg 4 0. He and Maradona are the tops in my book. Great tribute Brian. Cheers - Gary
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Brian Sambourne
Date: 1/7/2023 6:56:00 AM
Hello Gary, You're quite right- Messi has a solid centre of gravity. He pivots on a coin. Agility that is certainly praise worthy. I am glad he grabbed his FiFA gold. Thank you for the stop by + insights. Be well. Brian
Date: 1/4/2023 2:18:00 PM
Brilliant tribute to perhaps the greatest soccer player ever, I have enjoyed so much watching his career unfold with Barcelona, still in disbelief at the magician he was/still is, you have portrayed him to a tee here Brian, an absolute naturally gifted player but had to put in the hard work to achieve the pinnacle of excellence, top poem, nothing messy about Messi, cheers David
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David Kavanagh
Date: 1/4/2023 2:33:00 PM
Right back at you Brian, all the best in contest too!
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Brian Sambourne
Date: 1/4/2023 2:24:00 PM
Thank you David, for your valued assessment of my tribute to Messi - an absolutely brilliant soccer player. Your comment about being FIFA absorbed (as I was) gave me all the nudge I needed to write the piece. I am indebted to you. Be well. Best wishes for 2023 + beyond. Brian