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WC2014 Day 2 Australia 1 Chilly 3

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Since I was young, I’ve always called it ‘Chilly’
and never had a problem, to this day,
but now it seems this country, long and hilly,
has changed pronunciation to ‘Chill-ay.’

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Perhaps I’ve always called this coastal nation
the wrong thing, in my own untutored way,
but ‘Chilly’ seems its natural appellation –
I cannot get my head around ‘Chill-ay.’

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 So when, in ninety seconds, the poor Aussies
were, by a double whammy, swept away,
it irritated that these swarming mozzies
were hailed by commentators as ‘Chill-ay.’

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 They seem to change these place-names willy-nilly,
like ‘Porkistorn,’ ‘Irorn’ and ‘Morndalay.’
A coup d’état against defenceless ‘Chilly,’
ousted by a body called ‘Chill-ay.’

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But does it matter? Am I being silly?
A rose is still a rose, I hear you say.
Well, yes it matters. I might follow ‘Chilly.’
I couldn’t follow something called ‘Chill-ay.’

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Notes

Sorry, just being an old fart…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-2-australia-1-chilly-3/