Poems of the Week

Cheeseball Game

by Ruth S. Baker

“Woman wins UK cheese rolling race despite being knocked unconscious
‘It feels great,’ said Canadian Delaney Irving, victor of the women’s race at Coopers Hill…”
The Guardian

Canada’s Delaney Irving,
Victor verily deserving,
Rolled a mighty double gloucester,
Careless what her triumph cost her.
Though she’d lain unconscious, still,
On the slopes of Coopers Hill,
Waking, she was quick to state
What she felt was simply “great”
While the cheese wheel (questioned later)
Claimed that what it felt was grater.