Sheffield home of British Steel

by davebarclay1954

The snooker was a fantastic start
To get myself into a party mood
Rock n roll into my 60th
Good company lovely place and fantastic food

Crucible was just as good as being on telly
Except the atmosphere you couldn’t beat
The combatants took centre stage
Selby and Carter nothing between them

There were oohs and aahs all round the table,
The match went one way then the other
Frame by frame the play went on first with one
Then off with the other, no quarter given

If there was anything better than the session I watched
It was in another city and country too
The square outside had a huge screen on,
Watched Ronnie play Joe and share the session

Saturday started with Ronnie back on form, and
Playing safety as well as only he can two frames
Behind, he pulled one back then Joe took the next
Before Ronnie returned. At 11-9 it looked to be over

Until Ronnie came back and levelled the score
Frame 23 started with a fluke but 124 meant
Ronnie went in front for the first time
Frame 24 looked like going to make it square

But then Joe missed a shot and let Ron in
Once Ronnie was amongst the balls
You knew it was over for poor Joe
Ronnie had done what we knew he could.