Grand ‘ol Dame

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Is it a misnomer
this pet name of ours?
Should it be Miss No More … Beautiful Game?
Is it a glorification
of a plain and dowdy sport?
Of a drab and dreary dame?
Of a wan ‘ol one?
Is it a case of too much make up
and too little foundation?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Or are we entitled
to talk up our very own Cinders?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And as for a cultural element –
Yes there is talent
and passion aplenty ..
but is it art?
Is there justification for us
to paint a Mona Lisa
with our own qwertybrush
where others see only
a Dame Edna?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Yes, yes and yes say I …
but then I’m biased.
For I was seduced long ago
by this magnificent Madam!



With apologies to Dame Edna!

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/grand-ol-dame/