Pencils get sorted out - blue ones
to the left; red ones, grey, white - teams
in colour-puddles; ready for a quiz. Andrew
(as the host) will look intently, set
the questions - only he will know
the rules and which of seven coloured
groups can win each round - and prize.
‘Ready black team. Start the clock!
‘Dodgems, Waltzer – which one?
Milk Shake or Chocolate – choose!’
He questions them on food and music;
marriage, Jesus, stage show, songs
lyric is the key to feeling
and there will be a tie-break moment
between the blue team and another.
Predictably, the endgame settles:
- one team always wins the battle –
rightly, since they are the blues,
and little blue pencils are humble.