— I have now deleted the draft and entirely reposted… —
— Yesterday I posted the following after posting the night before, but no post seems to have been posted. What, I wonder, is going on? Will this also vanish into cyberspace? —
— This vanished, too, so I deleted completely and did a fresh post:- —
— After the final minutes of that little World Cup match last night I poured my creative soul into rhyme and posted it some ten minutes later. I was a bit taken aback to see that the result had been totally ignored. Only now has it occurred to me to check whether it ever got posted at all. Apparently, it hadn’t. So, here’s another try: —
So here, finally:
All things dull and uggerly, all Croatia’s big and small,
They were wise and wonderful, ’twas them that used the ball!
(Forget all the rest with its bibs and its bobs,
For that is completely, now, drowned out by sobs.)
Though England are thought to be good at last ditches
This time were unable to scratch all the -itches!
So — vich itch from vitch itch unable to tell —
It’s clear vitches gave them a very bad spell.
Two to one was the score, amidst lots of fun,
But now they crow atsha, the ones that have won;
Late in the evening but you can take warning
England ‘s officially gone into mourning!
© July 2018 Colonialist
(Maybe, though, this is a case of better never than too late!)