Commiserations London

updated 8th July 2005.

From euphoria
To explosions
In one foul swoop

our deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone affected by the London bombings of 7th July 2005.

what I’d written the day before …

Seb Coe, Olympic winner
last night, sat down to dinner
not knowing, if in today’s race
London could keep pace
with the fancied French;
would the heart-strings wrench
with the award to Paris
or would the land, of Chopper ‘Arris
prevail, in a most unexpected fashion
would Trafalgar Square, explode with passion
would Blair and Brown
jig not frown
and would the new super-dooper Wembley
be home to an assembly
of not just Premiership stars
nor rock guitars
but the hopes and dreams
of selected teams
from across the world
under an Olympic five-rings flag unfurled?

Seb Coe – famous Chelsea fan
congratulations on a stunning victory!

London was announced today as the venue for the Olympic Games of 2012, despite Paris being the clear favourite throughout the campaign.

Winner’s Acrostic

S stunning
E euphoric
B brazen

C coup
O openly
E enjoyed

Congr@s txt styl

L longing 4
O outrageous 4tune, yet
N neutral 4casts
D doomladen and 4lorn;
O offensive 4med by Seb ‘n co
N naysayers 4ced in2 defeat!

Source: https://footballpoets.org/news/2005/07/06/commiserations-london/