In this Fanstory contest , I had to write a rhyming love poem to Xi Jinping and/or the Chinese Communist Party to thank them for hosting the Olympic Games.
Obviously, this is an absurd idea and so the only way for me to do this was to write in the style of William McGonagall
In the year 2022 the Olympics of the Winter took place in Beijing,
Thanks to the wonderful person Xi Jinping
The President of the People’s Republic of China
Than which no country is finer
Organised the greatest of Games
And the most beautiful and incandescent of flames
Thanks to Xi
And the Chinese Communist Party
Skiers, skaters, lugers, and bob sleighers, according to the sages,
Showed off their skills on the greatest of stages
Thanks to Xi
Who will always rank XI out of X with me
These were the best Olympics of all time
The viewing figures were sublime
Thank you to the people of China
Than which no people are finer
For putting on the greatest show
Amongst the most beautiful ice and purest snow
Julian Worker was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 in the next four years. He writes travel books and murder / mysteries with over 25 now in print. He likes to include humour and dialogue in his work.
His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children’s slide.