Tuesday, December 01, 2015

IT WOZ THE S.P. WOT DUN IT! (weekly poem)

IT WOZ THE S.P. WOT DUN IT!

Less than two weeks after the SOYMB blog published poem about Lord Seb Coe, he quit his $100,000 p.a. Nike Shoes job.

Lord Coe has quit his Nike job,
And now he feels the pain;
A hundred grand ‘distraction’ that, (1)
Has now gone down the drain!

He’s works an eighteen-hour day--
Hard graft to fight the graft;
As suddenly he’s closed the door,
To stop a nasty draught.

Next stop will be in Parliament,
Where no doubt he’ll be keen;
To say why one games will be staged,
In Nike’s town, Eugene. (2)

It’s marvellous how public types,
Are driven to do good;
Although such goodwill’s often fed,
By spoonfuls of rich pud! (3)

(1) ‘Distraction’: an increasingly embarrassing
situation which forces a person to eventually
resign a cushy job after clinging to it desperately.

(2) He is due to appear before a Parliamentary Committee
to explain why the 2021 World Athletics Games are being
held in Eugene, Oregon, the home of Nike Shoes.

(3) He’s been a Nike ‘athlete’ on $100,000 p.a. for
38 years - even though he gave up running in 1990.

© Richard Layton  


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