Poetry

Named and Shamed

By 26th March 2012December 9th, 2019No Comments

Anticipation of event draws near
As Alpine village comes alive at dawn
Yet still beneath the duvet, hiding fear
Did I reside as cowbells greet new morn
It came to pass that I was entered thus
“New rising star” of Gross Britannia team
In truth at best a novice with ‘B plus’
Now Nation does expect, or so would seem
O’er Fifty ‘K’ the distance to traverse
Replete with pack and small-bore rifle wrap
My skis pre-waxed yet nothing could be worse
As ‘Band of Brothers’ head for more mishap
Exhausted from exertions and from shame
When ‘mentioned in despatches’ by one’s name

Richard Gildea

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