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Paul the Octopus

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Alas the final bell rang
Tranquilly Paul bid all adieu
Time out for the Bookies nightmare
At the grand old age of two

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Oberhausen’s clairvoyant Octopus
Mystic Paul with the uncanny knack
Eight world cup matches called
Until the Weymouth lad had a setback

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 For Sea Life’s Stefan Porwoll
Paul more commercial than Atlantic Cod
“Almost a bigger story than the World Cup itself”
Eight black armbands for the Cephalopod

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “It’s a sad day,” said agent, Chris Davies
Earned Sea Life many a crucial squid
England hosts in 2018
Paul has backed the world cup bid

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Number 7
(c) Emdad Rahman

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/paul-the-octopus/