World Cup 2010 (in verse)

So, Spain has won the football World Cup

The vuvuzelas toot toot toot

Diego Forlan won the Golden Ball

Thomas Mueller the Golden Boot

But make way for the true World Cup champion

With the most coveted title of all

The 2010 Golden Tentacle

Has been won by the octopus Paul

Spain lost a match, Mueller missed the odd goal

Forlan’s passes were sometimes too long

But throughout the entire tournament

Psychic Paul didn’t put a foot wrong

Germany, Serbia, Germany, Germany

Germany, Spain, Germany, Spain

His predictions were unerringly accurate

Again and again and again

So, England supporters take heart

You can still hold your heads up high

Though we don’t breed world champion footballers

We do breed world class octopi.

copyright Anneliese Emmans Dean

Find out more about Paul the psychic octopus here

Find out about ‘Buzzing!’ my upcoming Edinburgh Fringe poetry show here

Anneliese Emmans Deaninfo@theBig


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