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Chiracballs

So farewell Jacques Chirac, the late/ Conservative French head of state,/ A man of some stature,/ Who said about Thatcher/ “Does she want my balls on a plate?”/// Tweet and story Advertisements

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Banks of England

Farewell to the great Gordon Banks,/ High up in world goalkeeping ranks,/ Who stood twixt the sticks/ To win ’66/ And earn England football fans’ thanks.///    

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Writer-Man

A hero creator named Stan/ Helped give us the whole Marvel clan/ From Spidey and Thor/  To Fantastic Four -/ Let’s hear it for Comic Book Man./// A hero creator named StanHelped give us the whole Marvel clanFrom Spidey and … Continue reading

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Last Respects

Farewell Queen of Soul, RIP/ A true R&B VIP,/ So let’s give Aretha,/ Great music bequeather, Our R-E-S-P-E-C-T./// I am grateful to my nearest and dearest for the helpful advice that ‘Ibiza’ was not really a relevant reference despite being … Continue reading

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Farewell Helmut

Farewell German Chancellor Kohl/  Who played a significant rohl/ In fusing the nation,/ Reunification – / I guess it worked out on the whohl./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/16/helmut-kohl-ex-chancellor-and-architect-of-german-reunification-dies-aged-87 Farewell German Chancellor #Kohl Who played a significant rohlIn fusing the nation,Reunification –I guess it … Continue reading

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RIP Leonard

So long now, it’s good people knewya,/ Got lyrics and poetry thruya/ From bird on a wire/ To drunk in a choir/ We’ll sing you a last Hallelujah./// It’s not easy to do poetic justice to someone like Leonard Cohen … Continue reading

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Mighty Victoria

Farewell to a comic so good/ She wrote as we all wish we could/ 𝘉𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘺, 𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘺/ 𝘔𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘧 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘪𝘦/ We’ll miss you #VictoriaWood.  ///http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/20/victoria-wood-dies-is-the-ballad-of-barry-and-freda-the-comedians-career-highlight-5829944/ A heartfelt obit this, for a hilarious perfomer and truly great comic lyricist. The … Continue reading

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Out for the Count

Farewell then Sir Christopher Lee/ Who died this week aged 93./ Your films were spectacular -/ Wicker Man, Dracula,/ Lord of the Rings… RIP./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/christopher-lee-dead-live-updates–legendary-actor-passes-away-at-the-age-of-93-10312947.html Farewell then Sir Christopher Lee Who died this week aged 93. Your films were spectacular - Wicker Man, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Percy

There once was a soul man who shone/ So brightly but now he is gone/ Adieu Percy Sledge/ You absolute ledge/ When a Man Loves a Woman lives on./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32301435 There once was a soul man who shone So brightly but … Continue reading

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Famous Seamus

Farewell to a poet named Seamus/ Whose body of work made him famous/ Reciter, exciter/ And prizewinning writer/ His poems inspire & inflame us. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23898891 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/373732788299505664

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