Emasculated Dragon

Welsh Tourist Board take note!  The left hand sign shows a real dragon!!

Poor pathetic excuse for a dragon,
An artistic impression, no doubt –
Looks like he’s suffered a drought!
“Impossible” you say,
With the rain in Wales
But have you seen the poor dab –
Shrunken and withered without
His magnificent head
Or his mighty wings and not a claw in sight,
You’d drive right past him at night!

Symbols have meaning
But this one has none,
Oh dear, oh dear, what have you done?
An emasculated dragon,
A shadowful wraith
Who’s lost more than he’s won,
Put our dragon back on patrol:
Let’s remind one and all
By flying him high on our signs with pride,
This is the land where dragons reside!

(c) wordz2Go Feb 2018

I have always loved waving to the dragon on my visits home but this new sign, which has been there a good while, has finally made me crack! This poor representation is to be found as you approach Monmouth – Bring back a real dragon!

Wales-France 2016


I’m ginned up and waiting
For Wales to show form
They’re fighting with France
In a Six Nations storm
Should be a good game, chwarae teg boys,
You’re flying the flag
Now bring the game home.

Biggar’s missed a free kick at the posts,
What the hell, did his dance let him down?
For God’s sake stop messing around.
The scrum’s collapsing,
The French take a kick and they’ve missed too!
But they’re playing harder than expected to do.
Biggar’s on again,
We’re trying hard but there’s no try in sight,
Biggar again, the balls in flight,
Penalty to France right under the posts,
I can’t look,
6-3 on the book.
Our lead is sketchy,
We need a try but we’re robbed in the end
The scrums collapsing
We need more offence!

Half time and we’re just ahead
But the Ref is crap
The game is dead.
The score’s too close,
It’s boring to watch,
Come on boys, second-half match!

Straight to a penalty kick –
Right by the posts,
Thanks to Biggar we’ve three more on the score.
North boy I love you,
A try in their eye!


I’ve been to the bar
And I’m ready for more,
Come on boys recycle, lets play
France are pushing hard for a try,
Get the damn ball boys:
Turned, fantastic Sam,
Then we lose the damn scrum!
A penalty try to France we don’t need,
Chwarae teg nawr,
Don’t give in to greed.

16-3 it’s not moved ahead
But we’re letting France too close to the line
We can’t let them score!
We’ve kicked it downfield but Fallateau’s offside
And the Ref’s let the French cut back outside,
Right back to the posts –
They’re straining again
For a try as a sign
That they’re back in the game.
We’ve kicked it back down,
Dan the Man’s kicked again
It’s 19-3,
Is the game contained?

Legs getting tired now
But we’re still in the lead,
It’s not the prettiest I’ve ever seen
And Biggar’s got cramp
Take him off, make him rest,
Let’s give Priestland a chance for God’s sake.

10 minutes to go
Can we make a win?
I’m hoping so,
I need some more gin!
Our defence has been great
But two minutes to go and France score a try,
Why oh why did we let it in?
Slow it down now boys,
Kick it down the other end
Barnes blows the whistle,
A win’s a win.
I’m off for another gin.

Copyright wordz2Go Feb 2016

Wales-Scotland 2015


The second battle commences
As we fight up North,
Plenty of supporters
To make the dragon roar
And watch the Murryfield monsters
Quake at the sound
Of thousands of Welshmen invading their ground.

Arm in arm they stand on the field,
Two great anthems sung with pride,
Two celtic teams side by side,
Both determined to win today
But Welsh fans pray
Harder to Rugby-God in the sky
To plead for a better result.
And God heard us today,
We saw some great play
As we watched the tries scored
From Davies and Webb
And groaned over the binning
Of a winning try-scorer,
‘At least the Ref was consistent’, we said,
Nearly as good as Halfpenny’s boot
On his deadly right foot
That ruined a fine Scottish day.
A frustrating game some say
But Warburton’s men won out –
And if you were in doubt,
Just remember this:

Wales is a small country
With mighty ambitions,
We could win The Six Nations, again!

Copyright wordz2Go Feb 2015

Wales-England 2015

This is war,
Disguised as rugby,
To be sure
But war, nonetheless.
2015 Six Nations –
The unstoppable force that is George North,
Warriors in red,
Fighting to prove our country’s worth.
It’s tense, real tense,
And it makes no sense that
England are now two points up,
Come on boys!
You started so well, an early try,
Hopes were high.
Ten minutes to go,
You can pull this back,
Just give us a try
Before I die
Oh Lord, England’s try instead
I’m off to bed.

Copyright wordz2Go Feb 2015