Jonah Lomu's Last Try

The rugby ball inside the coffin

Rather gave 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

Jonah Lomu scored his last mortal try

Touching his head down on mother earth's bed

Michael Ashby, Sidmouth

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