Us Nolimpics

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Us Nolimpics


We wuz  avin a  Nolimpics

Me bruvver Burt an’ me

Cos mum ad gorra strop on

An we cudden wotch no TV.

Well ah didden mean no arm

She didden need ter get so shirty

Ah only put our Rex in t’washer

Cos ee got hissen so dirty.


An, anyow, Burt didn’t mean ter

Break the green’ouse glass

But ees not reet good at football

An ee missed me left foot pass.

So dad ad took us football

An sent us up ter bed

An we didden av no supper

Cept some watter an dry bread.


We wuz gunna race us beetles,

Av swimming races wiv us rats,

Get Rex’s fleas fer t’long jump

An do discus wiv dad’s ‘at.


But Burt ad gorra poster

Wi’ a Nolimpic torch an flames

An we thowt that we cud mek one

Fer uz own  Nolimpic games.


So we rolled an old newspaper

Round mum’s stripy, yellow socks

An lit it wi dad’s lighter

But it got too bloomin ‘ot!

Our Burt cudden old it

Ee dropped it on is chair

An t’flames lept up an burned is ands

An then they singed me ’air.


We legged it down ter kitchen

An mum got proper mad

She yelled “get reet back upstairs now

Or I’ll av ter fetch thi dad”


We wuz avin a Nolimpics

Me an me bruvver Burt

We didden mean ter burn the ‘ous.

Or mum an dad get hurt.


Yvonne Brunton 13/ 07/ 2012

WOL Olympics Competition

◄ The Wrong Sort of Train

100 metres ►


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Tue 28th Aug 2012 00:17

LOL - I see that you've posted this poem twice - I thought there was something odd going on. At least Cynthia can now rest assured that lots of people commented on it :)

There ought to be a way of reposting something without losing all the comments. I've seen other people do it - just don't know how they manage it.

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Tue 28th Aug 2012 00:15

I'm totally sure that I've commented on this before - have you accidentally wiped some comments out?

I can remember saying how much I loved the use of dialect and how it would be a hard one to beat...

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Mon 27th Aug 2012 12:13

Brilliant!Must have missed it when you put it on.Thanks to Cynthia for bringing it to the surface again.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 27th Aug 2012 12:05

Yvonne, you are one clever lady. You get an original idea and then strike so surely with your imagery to give that concept substance. After a little effort, the dialect fell into place easily, and was consistent and very readable throughout. I can't believe no one else has commented.

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