by Justin White
We’re here, och aye the noo!
To say farewell to you!
A gathering of friends & bowlers,
To say ciao to Tim & Viola.
You’ve both ingratiated yourselves,
You’re not the type to rest on the shelves,
You’re both so much more than mere bowlers,
Our good friends, young Tim & Viola.
You arrived, you survived, you liked our welcome mat,
Tim, the perfect partner, for Viola, the diplomat!
A couple, complimentary, made a magnificent choice,
To join The Melbourne Bowling Club, each with their own unique voice.
Viola, Italiano, is quiet as a mouse,
Tim, a proud Scotsman, can be heard all through the house!
The yin & the yang,
Though, they’re not quite Chinese
They go together, with the greatest of ease.
Both Viola & Tim,
Fill their lives to the brim,
Be it bowls or a diplomatic dinner,
In our eyes, they’re both classed as winners!
They’ll both be missed incredibly,
Having left their mark indelibly,
While the club doesn’t have a choice,
How on earth do you replace that voice?!
Aye laddie, I’ve come from the hoose,
Ok, just one, but I canny get loose,
Viola’s expecting me for a function,
I’ve gotta meet her at St Kilda Junction!
Ok, just one more, like,
Then I’d better get on me bike,
I’ve had a great day here drinking with you bowlers,
But, now, it’s time to spend time with Viola!
And, it’s clear for all those who can see,
Tim loves Viola, Viola loves Timmy,
They’re one hell of a couple, for sure,
Now, it’s time for them to leave, somewhat premature!
While your adventures will take you beyond-a,
We realise you both have to wander,
We thank you, as a club & individuals,
For enhancing this place, you’re both originals,
And, we hope you two have found it enjoyable,
As a couple, we’ll find you irreplaceable,
So grazie, ciao, from every friend and bowler,
We wish you all the best, dear Tim & Viola.