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John Squire, once one of the kings,
Now turning his hand to writing
Trivial plays, found most days
Down the bookies, basing his bets

On the famous playwrights -
Pinter, Shakespeare, Chekov, and
Other lesser known playwrights
I'd never heard of.
6-1 for Shakespeare's Nan,
11-1 on the bookie's choice,
He fancied a Yankee,
Though he wasn't a capitalist.
His plays were good,
But going nowhere - no
Publishing deal. He'd spend
Days on his mobile phone,
Taking tips, giving hints,
Writing ideas for his
Dramas on betting slips,
Sadly never making the one crucial call.