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in this empty stadium I'm being chased

pursued by something I struggle to see,

I smell a hunter's breath alien and rank

if there was one nearby I'd climb a tree


its dusk now and the circuits are endless

he surmounts hurdles with an easy glee

his dark vest sports no national colours

night falls, I need the floodlights to see


its been like this now for several years


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Some thoughts on body shaming of Olympic athletes - the most ridiculous nonsense I have heard!

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They All Concurred


They came, they saw, they concurred!
"It's been the best Olympics ever" I heard,
so if that wannabe president from over the sea,
wants to eat humble pie, then you know that's ok by me...
Meantime perhaps we should ask can he tell us all,
just "where is the beef?" in his political call?
Not that we're so bothered from right over here,
as our tiny isl...

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We grimaced, we laughed and then we cried.

The flame was lit and some would have we marched in step

But were we just postponing our miseries for two weeks

We will still be poor and we’ll still have our wars come Monday morn

So until then the world can get along without us just fine

We’ll pick up the cudgels once more on the 13th, let’s say, around 9?

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Today marks the opening of a great time in UK sporting history and the opportunity to welcome the world to

our shores - and, in particular - to the world's most famous city.  There are "lies, damned lies and statistics"

and the politics of envy and disbelief.   But let us put them all aside for a few weeks while we marvel and

rejoice at the elevation of human aspiration in its fines...

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