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English Egoists

By Dan W.
Grade 15, United Kingdom

A sport to invent,
A sport to lose,
England plays and they hit the booze.

Cricket; a game of white and a ball,
How England makes such a mess of it all,
Can it be so hard to hit and run?
Even if it were so,
Surely it would be fun.

A sport to invent,
A sport to lose,
England plays and they hit the booze.

Football; kick a sphere between two posts,
We can win!
Oh, but we canít beat the hosts,
Sixty-six was the last World Cup,
How can we lose so often, so much.

A sport to invent,
A sport to lose,
England plays and they hit the booze.

Rugby; made where itís named,
One-time champs,
Forget weíve been shamed.
Johnny can do it - he wonít let us down,
Maybe one day heíll be offered a crown!

A sport to invent,
A sport to lose,
How could England be so confused?