Right wing / Left wing

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Silvio Berlusconi
Strikes with the might
Of his omnipotent right

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Busy Blair blunders
Hacking with suppressed glee
At the other knee

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 For the Vinnie Jones of politics
A holiday thriller
At Tuscan Villa

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Prompting Il Cavaliere
To jest :
“I’ve always had trouble with the left!”


Reported in the Sunday Times, August 29th 2004 :
Tony Blair’s mis-timed tackle (during an impromptu game of football), on Silvio Berlusconi, (the Italian Prime Minister and President of AC Milan), causing the Latin leader ligament damage to his left knee.

Berlusconi is sometimes referred to as ‘Il Cavaliere’.

Poetic license :
the incident took place at Berlusconi’s Sardinian villa, ‘Certosa’. Blair had accepted an invitation to stay, breaking off from his main holiday at the Tuscan palazzo of Prince Girolamo Strozzi.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/right-wing-left-wing/