Requiem for a Boat

Bernie Kyle

Copyright, 2002
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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 Yachties all, need now Recall
You're up against "Black Magic"

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