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Thread #142631   Message #3400406
Posted By: Nigel Paterson
05-Sep-12 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Healing thoughts & prayers please (Nigel Paterson)
Good smiles indeed. Nothing new to report from the bridge.
Yesterday, Ann & I spent the day at the Paralympics, a wonderful & unforgettable experience. I felt compelled to write some lines in an attempt to pull together some very mixed emotions. I published this on FB yesterday, but hopefully it will get a wider audience here.

                                        'Talk' by Nigel Paterson © 2012



Don’t talk to me of transfer fees, injured knees, teams that squeeze
The most from ‘diving’ to the ground, advantage seeking sometimes found.
Don’t talk to me of sky-high wages, sordid pages, petty rages.
Managers whose jobs change weekly, sometimes leaving not so meekly.
Don’t talk to me of bulging egos, where the tax goes, who the hell knows.
Referees who’re not impartial, should there be a new ‘field marshall’?
Don’t talk to me of lifestyle choices, angry voices, flash Rolls-Royces.
Players rolling on the ground, ‘miraculously’, no injury’s found.
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Talk to me of years spent training, when it’s raining, body’s paining.
Sacrificing loved ones, home life, husband, girl-friend, partner, new wife.
Talk to me of body defects, illness infects, teams that expect
Everyone to pull their weight for Country, Family & Mate.
Talk to me of limbless swimmers, palsied winners, young beginners.
Athletes who’ve inspired a Nation, disregarding birth’s creation.
Talk to me of Super Human, super Man & super Woman
Talk to me, your eyes a’glisten,
Eventually the World will listen.