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Tribute To Maradona

       Tribute to Maradona                                                                      

                                           TO SKY HIGH
                      Small structure in five feet five frame
                            flashed in fabulous fame.
                     Little Argentinian Golden Boy
                     Bullish, buoyant, graceful with eyes angelic,
                     Maradona majestic, confidence fantastic.
                     Appeared an exceptional footballer
                     Nonparallel on strut and swagger 
                        with tangled disarranged hair.
                           Careful yet without care.
                         mesmerizing spectators.
               Promising skill on challenge of arrogance.
                Strong sturdy solid sense of balance
                  pivoted on self-belief.
                           His real relief
                 to sky ball high playing on loops of eyes
                 with magic of swift feet showing miracle.
                   Public was marveled on blink less glance.
               Excitement, emotions to enhance, not perchance.

                Sometimes tagged by adverse label
               as Sport’s misguided rebel
               or misdirected: Full of flaws,
              violating norms and laws.

            Fair-fine or foul play,
            Right or wrong! Useless to say.
           Legitimate or illicit! No way.
               Maradona, World Celebrity
              charmed populace with same intensity.

                     Extremely impatient cocky,
                       Yet He was the STOCKY
                             NUMBER TEN
                          reaching heaven.  
           Beyond football ground crossing cheekiness
            Maradona proved his splendid sunniness.
          Amazing talented player touching excellence.
            Left too early the high heroic spirit.
             An athletic genius touching summit.


   'Obituary Maradona' Contest by Mohan Chutani

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