For Allan Norman
This proud indomitable chocolate Lion
could never be French or Uruguayan.
Could a Greek, a German or Hawaiian
have invented a bar like the Lion?
Fie on those who deny this Lion
his true descent. This noble scion
of British stock. No Paraguayan
would dare invent the Lion.
It took a Brit with a will of iron
– the kind of man you could rely on
in the trenches – to unleash the Lion.
A pioneer called Allan.
It’s a shame it wasn’t Brian.
Thanks To Ben Smith for this one. It’s from http://wrapperrhymes.tumblr.com/
Editor’s note: This is a patriotic WrapperRhyme to mark National Poetry Day 2011. It is dedicated to Allan Norman, the chocolatier responsible for the original Lion bar.