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WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT.

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(@carda11)
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            WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT.

Back when nearing eighteen, that was umpteen years ago,
Jimmy Sharman’s boxing tent was at the Melbourne Show.
The gravel voice of Jimmy through a megaphone would shout,
“A round or two for a Pound or two to knock my trouper out!”

“Who’ll take a glove?” he’d bleat aloud, to bait a passer-by;
and being young and foolish, thought it maybe worth a try.
He weighed me in on dodgy scales to find the perfect match,
then I handed Jim a couple of Quid, oblivious to the catch.

Inside the ring, my hopes on high, the first round had begun,
Jimmy’s trouper danced and weaved, before he landed one.
His Southpaw arm extended that connected to my snout,
and that’s all I can remember, when my lights went out.

    ©  Harry Harper.

 
Posted : 22/10/2016 6:13 pm
(@manfred-vijars)
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Good one Mate ...  😀

 
Posted : 22/10/2016 6:34 pm
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