Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Todhunter Sloan

Picture by Zied Smida

From early on this friendless child
was left to fend the city wild
derelict of mothers love
in-spite of all he rose above

This stable lad a fierce beginner
persistent celebrated winner
fame and fortune in the saddle
monkey crouch, high stirrup straddle


With stylish cloth and finest brandy
became the Yankee Doodle Dandy
so out in front Todhunter Sloan
then fell from grace back on his own


Left to languish out to grass
the winning post no more would pass
odds on favourite cash wealth giver
died alone with a pickled liver


1 comment:

  1. The phrase 'On your tod' is more profound than it's surface meaning. The discovery of the origin of this phrase has left me quite startled.

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