Requiem for a Boat

Lost Sunday 5th March 1995, America's Cup

Bernie Kyle

Copyright, 2003
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A Requiem for "One Australia," Americas Cup Entry, San Diego 1995

"Well Bugger me" The Kiwi said,
The Ocker looked Askance
the Pom Sat up and stared Ahead
And the Yank just did a Dance

The Kiwi stroked a Stubbled Chin
The Ocker didn't Cry
The Pom just had another Can
While the Yankee said "Bye Bye"

Now this was not a Pretty Sight
Upon the mighty Main
A good ship going to her Doom
Where many Ships have Lain.

For with Broken Back, alas alack
That Aussie boat did go
To see old Davey Jones & Co
In his Locker, Down Below

But the Crew all lived to Sail Again
For the Land of the Young and Free
by pulling digit P D Q
and Diving in the Sea..!

Now Kiwis Wept and barely Slept
With such a Sight so Tragic
But fate will have a trick in store
For that Kiwi boat "Black Magic"

Update America's Cup 15th & 28th February, 2003

Now Murphy's law can sure apply,
To make one scowl or even cry,,
For you saw that Kiwi with his bucket ?,
Oh 'Bloody Hell' and 'Goddam stuff it .',
[there's a better rhyme !]

Now I've said before in sport it's clear,,
One day you'll win and buy the beer,,
Then comes the day the mast gets busted,,
Yep, the whole damn thing just turns to custard !

So it's some day up and some day down,,
When that cheeky smile becomes the frown,,
But whate'er befalls in that sporting quest,,
You can't do more than do your best.

And after all you win, - you lose,,
You're 'Cock A Hoop' - or got the blues,,
But in days ahead, a few, not more,,
You'll hope to God they forget the Score !

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