Today I announce the much anticipated winner of my 1st Blogaversary Giveaway Exravaganza!
It was tough choosing a winner. From those few who entered, there were some sterling spleen ventings. Sterling.
But I have to choose one. I hate to do it really. I'd like to say that spleen venting was the winner today but that's not the way this competition works.
So, without much further ado, I announce that the winner issss -
NESS OF BOGANVILLE! Mainly because she is growing a beard, just like me, and frankly has a better excuse (aka surrounded by testosterone) than I do.
OK so Ness here is your prize. A poem, just for you.
I have written it in the style of Keats, an updated version of his sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" which you can conveniently read here on ole Wikipedia if you felt overcome with the urge to Improve your Mind with Highbrow pomes.
On First Looking into Ness's Boganville
Much have I travell'd in the realms of bogan,
And many bogan states and Kingswoods seen;
Round many western suburbs have I been
Which bogans in Falcons to The Footy Show hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
That fair-browed Ness ruled as her demesne;
Yet did I never breathe its pure serenity now
Til I heard Ness speak out loud and bold:
Then felt I like some watcher of the footy
When a new ball springs onto the field
Or like stout Alfie Langer when with eagle eyes
He star'd at the referee- and all his men
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise -
Silent, upon a peak in Darren Lockyer.