110m Hurdles_Vera&Norman

Hurdle Eight
Sport and Relaxation
(Norman and Vera)
by Julie Boden

Play up, Play up, until the day is done!
We learn to win and lose through games and sports
from Highfield Road to Ricoh Stadium,
in Sky Blue days; on white-short tennis courts.
Vera: In holidays we’d wade through Canley Ford
to play that green lawn till the fade of light.
Norman: We tied a bed-pin to a cane with cord,
and went down Swanswell, tried to catch a bite.
How have I coped? What is there yet to tell?
Beneath my green umbrella – life was swell.