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Funeral Poems For Rugby Players "The Rugby Player's Last Try"





The rugby ball inside the coffin

Rather gave the the game away

As a diehard rugby warrier

Determined to play on in future days


Believing there was more than one H in heaven

At the ends of astral turf grounds

And that the rugby universe cup

Was still in its early rounds


After a lifetime that had seemed eighty minutes

With a body clock now in the red

The gladiator scored his last mortal try

Touching his head down on mother earth's bed


Michael Ashby




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