WILLIAM’S NINTH BIRTHDAY

The captain of the Rugby Team must always be alert
He represents the Team and the honour of their shirt;
Skill and concentration he uses as they battle with their foes
And nowhere must he waver ’til the final whistle blows.

And when the game is over and the Captain can relax
Shaking hands with foes, now friends, the forwards and the backs.
There’s a feast of chips and fizzy drinks for lads who’ve battled through,
Each game a lesson learned to meet life’s challenges anew.

The classroom’s like a Rugby game whee the captain needs to try as well,
Applying skill and concentration until the final bell;
We are given brains and muscles to use and dedicate
To help ourselves and others achieve a better state.

March 1998