All I want for Christmas – a Poem

It was a Great Day Out by Kevin Pyne

All I want for Christmas
Is the Olympics
And to sit down by
Dorney Lake again
And to see two rowing golds
One after the other
And a silver by the
Narrowest margin ever
Even if all morning
We had sat out in the rain

Oh my goodness it
Was truly fantastic
To be among the crowd
On Super Saturday
And to feel so very proud
To be British
As we roared and cheered
Our rowers all the way

All I want for Christmas
Is to feel again
The atmosphere
That the Olympic rowing
Created at Eton Dorney
Because it didn’t matter
Who you were or where
You came from
The very best of all the best
Were rowing there right
In front of all of us to see.

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