About the Poem

A pantomime style poem which obliquely pokes fun at the miserable performance of the English football team. You have to be quite anceint to remember back to the glory days of 1966.


Sporting Disasters


Rhyming poem


16 lines

Key Stage

KS1, KS2, KS3


Paul Curtis

Aladdin’s Wish

Aladdin rubbed his lamp
And a Genie did appear
You can have one wish
But only one he made clear

"I want to live forever"
Aladdin told the genie.
"I’m sorry" Came the reply
"You can’t wish for immortality”

“Living forever
Is against the regulations
You must think again
And revise your expectation”

“Do you have your wish?”
Aladdin answered “Yup”
"I want to live to see
England win the world cup"

Copyright © Paul Curtis. All Rights Reserved

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