Meadowgate Sports Day 1996

Everyone a winner,

Every race an ace.

Every parent, student, member of the staff,

Totally engaged.

Olympian heights.

Power-house Bill with his Ruthian barrow:

Richard charging like a tank;

Determined, motoring to the line:

Little Shaun proudly holding his certificate,

Swivelling for all to see:

Tiny wheelchair whizzers

Zooming down the lanes.

And the spontaneous fun.

Upper school - students, staff -

Levelled by their silly hats;

Everyone cheering.

All-embracing.

Shane and canine Molly,

Five legged in a three legged race.

Leonie, triumphant, dancing up the hill,

Sporting her very own Ascot hat.

Marie running the potato race,

Holding my hand,

Oblivious of the crowd;

Looking at me all the way,

And laughing.

These snapshots,

Just a glimpse,

Yet etched

Indelibly

On a page

Of the book

Imprinted on my mind.

Dedicated to Neil.