When he was 23, his father failed
to bribe him not to play trombone before
the rugby. At full time the English trailed
6-33, an all-time record score,
his role in which he wouldnt want forgotten.
Hes since taught English as a foreign language,
written some verse not all of which is rotten
and sung it too. Some said he was one sandwich
short of a picnic. Pushing 55,
hes lost for words more often than hed like,
but very happy that hes still alive
and still can walk and run and ride a bike.
Hes confident that, given time, he may
attain a state of permanent decay.

Duncan Gillies MacLaurin

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