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  Ashes to Ashes (an ode to England)
by Paul Williams
Monday, September 12, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Thank you England and Austraila for the best Ashes series ever. Some superb cricket was played by both sides but in the end the best team won YEEEEEEAAAAHHHHH! LOL
Go England!

Ashes to Ashes

(an ode to England)

Long hot summer days

old rivals battle

over an urn of ash

returned to their rightful home

18 years of lost pride


The crack of leather on willow

doesn't always sound hollow

unless your Austrailian

of course. :)

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Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
Wonderful Poem and congrats. I really can't say I'm for England or AU cuz I gots too many friends in both places but.. Congrats!
Tracey42xoox(C :)
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Excellent Ode here ol Chap, marvellous piece of play, the seagulls must of been flying right side up for a change hehe.
I'm not sure but I think all the years we had claim to the Ashes, though they were incarcerated in an English Museum!! and never left Pommy soil ahem... our SAS actually took on an elite operation, removed them outa the urn and neatly placed some charred chops off the Barbi. But you would have to Check with the ICC about that :P

Jolly Good show old Chap.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
enjoy victory's fleeting high; tomorrow the battle resumes! a fun read!
peace and joy,
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Sums cricket up, don't it... fighting to the deadly-dull death over an eggcup of charred wood. Boys will be boys, I guess. If they ended up in my house, I'd take the top off and use them to absorb the spilled Chateauneuf du Pape off the white tablecloth! Well, at least they'd have a use. So, bring 'em on round and we'll celebrate! :)) XXXXXXXX wotsKriket Kate xx
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
Well done, and congratulations...

peace, Carole
Reviewed by jude forese
to the winner goes the spoils and i guess you spoiled by always winning ;)
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Ha!!! Both you and Andy are really trying to rub salt in their wounds. To win gracefully is a virtue. LOL
Take care,
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez
Paul, I love England and English customs and You my Friend always do a fine job of bringing England's Style to America!
Rich Criso
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
CRICKET???? I just read Andy's poem and didn't have a clue what he was saying. Thought that was me... or Andy (haha). I am clueless, but go England! Thanks for shedding the tiniest bit of light on the ashes to ashes thing.. Dawn
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
What I know about cricket they could write a book about (and have, many times over), but congratulations for your victory!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

I don't understand cricket, but your enthusiasm for the sport clearly shows. That's how Americans feel about baseball and football (not the soccer kind). :) Well written celebratory write! Congratulations!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Oh yeah!!!!!!!

Well done..... guess Andy is smiling...BIGTIME!!


Love Tinks
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Great victory write Paul! No better time to crow than when your team wins! So go to it!;-)

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
HAHAHAHAHA. Ain't victory sweet.
Ashes coming home. JERUSALEM!!!
NOT TO rub it in. First the RUGBY NOW THE ASHES. Next The world cup.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Wonderful write!
Reviewed by Jane Rodway
:) I just read my Andy's poem about the same thing and he started to give me a history of cricket:) I am happy for you guys, I love sports- only all I ever hear is cricket and Arsenal, I wish he'd give me a history of Rugby, that I LOVE:)
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