Poetry by Jeff Green


Good Idea!

by cricketjeff on August 12, 2012.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The Greatest Show on Earth is all but over
We’ve sighed and cried and cheered until we’re hoarse
For sixteen days we’ve lived our lives in clover
The TV schedule keeping us on course

The marathons were threaded through the city
The cyclists flashed by on roads and tracks
The furthest, fastest and the merely pretty
The jumpers who must finish on their backs

Now fireworks and music mark the closing
We’re saying thanks to volunteers as well
It’s four more years till Rio’s turn for posing
When we will watch more athletes cast their spell

Two hundred nations met for sport and fun
A bloody good idea for everyone!