British Lion by Nick Asbury

BRITISH LION
 

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.


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