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Blue Blue Christmas

THIS isn’t the first time that ORSA secretary Grant Somerville has used his literary talents to brighten up a dull day in the middle of an Oldham winter.

His “Blue, blue Christmas” is designed to put a smile on the most serious Roughyeds face at the end of a grim year dominated by Covid and its devastating results.

We all hope for brighter and better days ahead . . . let’s hope the vaccine and Grant’s poetic and topical optimism are pointers to better times round the corner for all Oldhamers.

To speak to Grant about all things ORSA (Oldham Roughyeds Supporters’ Association) ring (01706) 844818.

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Blue, blue Christmas

A blue, blue Santa was feeling rather shattered,
Because this year’s budget had really been battered,
With only two reindeer he couldn’t deliver all the toys,
There were going to be a lot, of unhappy girls and boys.

The furloughed team were modelling PJ’s, all over the town,
And the sight of them posing about, really made Santa frown,
Then he reached for his hanky and in his pocket he found,
An old packet of ‘fairy dust’, but not enough to complete his round.

So he used a pinch of talcum powder, to bulk ‘the fairy dust’ up,
And in a flash of light he took off, with a cheery “Hup, hup, hup!”
At warp speed, round the world, with the children’s toys he flew,
And as the dawn broke, a happy Santa, was now no longer blue!

Grant Somerville @ 75. Christmas 2020


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