In a somewhat ordinary football game….
At school , with a wild strike of the ball, i found fame
My speculative effort from the halfway line and yet….
To mine and my team mates surprise , did hit the back of the net
So it was an extremely windy day….
and the goalie was only 5 feet 7 ,hey
I did something then , that surpassed the great Pele
That day at school , i went on to score….
from close range , 4 more
For this was years before i started piling on the pounds
In the early 80’s , i could run like a prize greyhound
Now. as i look back on that otherwise meaningless day
It matters not , that i was the last to be picked anyway
For , reasons to feel proud. i swear
In my life , have been all too rare
My greatest achievement so far….
So glad it didn’t hit the bar
There will be people with a P.H.D
Who will be envious of me
Cause that is a stroke of real genious , you see
I will never ever forget that day….
if i live to be a hundred, say