Why is a Rugger Ball oval?
Why is a Soccer Ball round?
Why, tell me, why did that flag go up,
When all thought it should have stayed down?
Why did the Referee point to the Spot?
Why did that shot hit the bar?
Why did we lose after leading by two?
Why could we not scrape a draw?
Why did the Chairman give Gaffer the sack,
When he’d pledged his contract to renew?
Why is my Hero now playing in red,
When he’d sworn he’d be always a Blue?
Why is a blackboard black?
Why is a whitefish white?
Why does the sun shine on bright through the day,
Yet not show its face in the night?
Why do the rich get richer?
Why do the poor stay poor?
Why do wee birdies go tweet, tweet, tweet?
Why does a fierce lion roar?
Thus has it been since the Dawn of Time.
So shall it evermore be.
Now I’ll put you to bed, ‘cos it’s half past nine,
Then perhaps I can get me some peace!
Denys E. W. Jones