Birmingham poem for the recent Birmingham Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay inspired by Birmingham Poet Laureate Casey Bailey https://www.facebook.com/groups/471194117471294/permalink/571311560792882
This is a poem that I wrote in October after being inspired by Birmingham Poet Laureate Casey Bailey whose poem for the Queen’s Baton Relay celebration and party at Buckingham Palace I heard.
Birmingham Games Baton Relay Poem entitled: “Commonwealth People” with apologies to the Great Jarvis Cocker & his 1990 hit: “Common People”
Commonwealth people come to Brum
To celebrate 🍾 youth with sport and fun
Brummies, Villains, Bluenose too….
Baggies and Saddlers, Yam Yams though The Black Country & BrummaGEM’s
People are all United in their common ground
Wolves, Moors and Glassboys Pitmen rough
This region’s appetite for sport has no end for you……
Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club, 🏉 Bournville Rugby Club as well,
The coming Rugby Club at Avery Fields Sports & Events it’s said!!!!
Harborne Hockey 🏒, Bournville as well, Edgbaston’s
The place for many a well-$erved Ace….
With lawn tennis invented there in 1858……
Edgbaston’s 🐻 Bear’s T20 Cricket 🏏 for the England women….
Along with Archery 🏹 under the Cricket club’s lights….
My word what a great inspirational sight!!!!
The Cricket 🏏 is so very fair if you happen like me to be a 🐻 Warwickshire Bear!!!
Rugby 🏉 at Coventry where the Sky Blues played……
Now it’s Wasps with the Ovoid leather Ball….
Coventry City were soooo dismayed!!!
No longer The Ricoh Football Stadium
It’s now the Coventry Building Society Arena
SISU Cov’s owners were issued with a slapped up Subpoena!
To the Courts it went as The Sky Blues fought ….
To stay at their home….or so they thought?
Wasps dug their well heeled Rugby players heels 👠 in…
After all they’d bought it….
It could easily end up in a messy Court bid!!!
So the Sky Blues went to St Andrews where they played two seasons
Without a home to play home games in….!!!!
Now Coventry City are looking to the University of Warwick
To build ’em a Super Soccer Stadium…..
That’s fit for a Wayward Wandering Prince!
That’s William whose the Aston Villa’s Kingpin!
Chair of the FA and Vital Villa Fan……
Historians Football Club ⚽️ do they cry from The Holte End?
As The Vile Fans all bow down with bended knee to Prince William….no ordinary Fan!
One day in the future he’ll be “King of this Island England”!!!
So Birmingham hosts the Polyglot Games…..
The Queen’s Baton Relay was such a great lark….!!!
Not merely just a “Walk in the Park”!!!
The Baton’s 🪰 flying here there and everywhere, not just in England and Brum….
But also to Cyprus and our Indian chums….Africa, 🇨🇦 Canada, Australia, the Caribbean too
The Baton’s travelling all over this Wanderful World…..
96000 miles it’s a great long run….
So I can’t wait for the Games next July & August 2021….
I hope to volunteer 🙋♂️ at The Aquatics Centre in Sandwell…
Let’s hope they finish it so Adam Peaty can Lord it over The Commonwealth’s swimmers….?
Not just Breaststroke but Medley Relays too!
And Dear Tommy Daley swims, dives and knits at the same time what a sport…!
So BrummaGEM’s Song has been a treemendously Long One!
We all us BrummaGEM’s get our Brummie Day in the Sun…..!!!
By hosting the Great Games ….oh what a lark….!!!!
Let’s hope that it’s not just a 50 kilometre walk in Sutton Park…???
Some serious Sport is what our Youth want….
So come to Brum and watch as all us BrummaGEM’s shine ….
Like the 💎 Gems in The Jewellery Quarter….oh what a place!!!
Where the Gold 🏅 Medals, rings, necklaces & bracelets are made….
And the Queen’s Baton too…96000 miles taken by a British Airways Crew to Cyprus the first point of frantic departure….
Why don’t we all just sit and relax & wait for next July & August…
When there’ll be lots of facts about #Brum: “More Canals than Venice!”….”More Trees 🌳 than Paris”….
Brum’s such a young City with sooo much talent to offer….
Can’t wait for The Birmingham Games to begin!
And see 👀 our great Diverse City of Birmingham prosper!!!!!
Queen’s Baton Relay celebration Poem by Birmingham Poet Keith Bracey AKA the Brummie Bard Birmingham and Black Country history writing poet journalist and broadcaster on Sports Radio Birmingham please read my Birmingham and Black Country writing at
Keith Bracey….Commonwealth Games Volunteer (hopefully 🙋♀️???)
Birmingham and Black Country poet AKA @BrummieBard
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