What I Did on My Summer Holidays 2012
I hadn’t intended to enter.
I’ve been up to my ears summer-through.
Then I saw there were only four entries,
Ara, Pseu and both Januses too.
And I still didn’t think I should enter,
Believing I’d too little time
Then I spotted the EDST deadline,
And thought ‘Let’s get ready to rhyme!’
So, this is what I did last summer
From June to today’s last hooray.
Though I made the odd trip to the office,
Every day was, for me, holiday.
There was sport in abundance to follow,
And Her Majesty’s Jubilee bash.
So much pride to be had in my country
And so many mem’ries to cache.
1st June brought us Jubilee weekend,
When the Queen and her Phil got quite wet.
Though the Beeb were completely useless,
Still a fleet I will never forget.
Then it only just went and got better,
With a day off to mark the Queen’s bash.
Who’d have thought that the Jock rugby heroes
Would have given the Aussies a thrash?
Moving on, countdown to Olympics
With torches and passion and pride.
Most of us seemed to have got it
I accept that some chose to deride.
Who cares? I still think it was worth it,
And will be whate’er the Fates bring.
A spirit, a hope and exemplar
That my country is not a ‘bad thing’.
And, on this last day of our summer,
My holiday still chooses to run.
Laura Robson serving to glory,
And ODI England at 1.