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O the hare and the tortoise

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Inspiration?
Well the words don’t jump out at me
like a bunny

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 and they’re not supplied
by Stephen Fry
i.e. guaranteed funny

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 and so I plod along
plod, plod, plod

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 plucking out a word or two, along the way
hoping that someone out there
will like what I say

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 my path
will most assuredly wend
in and out of stadia

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 at peace
at war
at one with arcadia

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 when inside
modern monstrosities
or dilapidated relics

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 I’ll be sat or stood, buzzing
alongside drones, queens, kings –
even clerics

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 in fact
alongside every strata of society
in every state of sobriety

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 and so I plod along
plod, plod, plod

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 harvesting nuggets
just like
my squirrel friends

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 pity then
the translation sucks
so I must make amends…

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 gonna write a classic
write it in an attic
but plagiarism verboten

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 so when in a fix
just mention ’66…

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 and so I plod along
plod, plod, plod

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 then as I near the finish
and the rhymes diminish

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 I still
plod, plod, plod

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 but my sights are set
on winning yet

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 plod, plod, plod

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 I hope to get the nod
catch the squad
containing Hod

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 or those with feet of clay
Abdoulaye Feye
and John O’Shea

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 and as they stare
at finish snare
John O’Hare!

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Notes

Arcadia – any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity

John O’Hare – one of Cloughie’s stalwarts

verboten – German word meaning ‘forbidden’

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/o-the-hare-and-the-tortoise/