This amusing poem was written by Don Read …



I applied to do dancing on “Strictly”
But my friends said I hadn’t a chance
Although I’m an octageranium (sic)
doesn’t mean I’m unable to dance

But then they announced a new TV show
It’s called “Strictly Come Walking Ever So Slow”
I thought nothing ventured I’d give it a go
I won, I’m fantastic at walking incredibly slow

Now I’m rich and successful and covered in fame
Thanks to my gold, sequined sparkling low tech Zimmer frame


© Don Read 24.9.12

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Don Read

I managed Sir John Dankworth’s big band for six years from the age of 22. During a sixty year journey which has taken him from Bradford school boy to Nottinghamshire poet and lyricist, Don Read has amassed an eclectic mix of songs, stories, articles and poems. Sometimes heart-warming, often downright daft, but all written from his own unique perspective. 

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