Olympic Torch – Crosby Beach June 1st 2012

Great event on Crosby Beach – just by Gormley’s statues – 100’s of school children, giant puppets, clowns, balloon benders, choirs and keep-fitters. And me – writing a group poem which we then performed on Radio Merseyside.
I hope those of you who know about these things will forgive the inversion on line 6. Pressure of time/noise/wind and wet sand….
Olympic Torch – Crosby Beach June 1st 2012

Speed like the wind through the rain and sun
Carry the torch and run, run, run!

Burning hot all red and gold
The Olympic flame will not get cold.
Athletes long to win their race
In history they want their place.
We stand here on salty sand
Watching the sea move from the land
To see a runner – torch in hand.

Speed like the wind through the rain and sun
Carry the torch and run, run, run!

(By the pupils of Bishop David Shepherd Primary School  – with Jan Dean)

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3 Responses to Olympic Torch – Crosby Beach June 1st 2012

  1. Now, that sounds like one brilliant fun day. Beach, Gormley, creative children. I need a lie down just thinking about it.

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