The One That Got Away
Posted: 18 September 2003
Word Count: 120
Summary: The narrator is envious of the nerd from his school days who has somehow made it big...
You were no better than me at school.
I was the go-getter, you the fool
The bedwetter, the so un-cool,
In a burgundy sweater dappled with drool.
No joined up letters, no pencil or rule.
I straddled a Lambretta, you fell off a stool.
I was Barcelona to your Hartlepool.
Smart to the letter and flash like a jewel
I was Garbo, Greta, to your Phil Cool
The face of an angel against the arse of a mule.
The topsetter, the one who would ruleÖ
But it all turned out better
Rather than worse for you,
Forever on the TV set
Earning as much as you doÖ
At least Iíve a pointless vendetta
And you still havenít got a clue
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