Rhyme #3

A rough tribute to the fabulous humans associated with Penzance Prince, winner of this year’s Melbourne Cup

#3: A hundred to one shot
Michelle Payne won one for the bookies,
said the chauvies could get stuffed
and spoke up for all women jockeys.
Latham et al huffed and puffed
and found her lacking in decorum.
Language Latham! Ipse lorem!
Like Cathy Freeman wrapped in flag
she’d won the race – not theirs to bag.
No one huffed at her big brother,
Down syndrome and cheerful as,
a strapper good enough for jazz.
Great to see them love each other:
horse, woman, man. The racing gods
gave each a win against the odds

2 responses to “Rhyme #3

  1. Warmed to my cockles (whatever they are)! Send it to Michelle, Jonathan!

  2. Thanks, Jim. I think I’ll leave it for her to stumble upon.