Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

[c]POEM OF THE DAY

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

[c]POEM OF THE DAY

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TRUE AND FALSE 50 shades of gravy coming to an end, New spin to send you round the bend, Is your life something you want to attend? Or a farce that is all pretend, Plastic clichs we can't comprehend, A pantomime of lies without a true friend, Click the mouse to condescend, Old spin teaching the milkshake how to blend, Fakes and phoneys and the brains they amend, Look at me when I superintend, Wearing a repetitive peasant trend, Dirty weak start and dirty weekend.

DAVID GARDNER, Newcastle PELE Pele's father was an ex-football pro And oversaw his son bloom and grow Pele to me was the master of them all Even though he was not that tall This man had power and grace And a fantastic turn of pace Fame and fortune from a very early age And always on the world stage A world cup winner at 17 He would soon become an evergreen Pele the king of soccer for a decade or more More than 1,000 goals he would score Debate there is about who was the best For me he was head and shoulders above the rest Nick named the block pearl He often left us in awhirl HE SHALL QUAKE With tender words and romantic phrases Precisely aiming a cupid's dart He held her high while singing her praises Melting the barriers around her heart He whispered her into dreamy trance And on soft white clouds she was gently lain Then he spat giving her a cruel glance Watching her squirm as she dropped with the rain She landed hard in a whirlpool of whys Why did he have to extinguish the flame Why does love hurt; why do lovers tell lies Why turn sincerity into a game Why not make him tremble for stealing her smile So she made an appointment with Jeremy Kyle. …

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