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Dolphin – Friendly

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We’ve used tin cans, rolled up socks
tennis balls, conkers, a small cardboard box
carrier bags stuffed with leaves
a rolled-up jumper, tied up by sleeves

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Now the dolphins are at it
– though all at sea with tactics
the beautiful mammals playing the beautiful game
short of a ball, they nudge a jellyfish into play
Oh! just wide – endless expanse of sea
another wave of attack, flips it expertly

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We’ve seen it all in this game of ours
plenty to talk about, debate for hours
What’s left now?
Camels in the desert? Cacti for goalposts?

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Notes

Inspired by a BBC news report that dolphins have been spotted using jellyfish as footballs off the coast of N Wales.

The dolphins excel at the game; they play with a purpoise and their fans stick by ’em through thick and fin…


Editors added –
and a response by Billy the Fish …

You’ve got to be codding?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/dolphin-friendly/