What is it, you may wonder, that can regularly inspire
The stone putters to throw ever higher and higher?
What is it that spurs the hammer throwers on
To hurl their missiles with gusto, like bullets from a gun?
They’re trying to knock down Bressuire Church Tower!
It’s a marvel the tower is still on the scene
For two future events could leave disaster in their wake:
The European Games planned for next year
And the 2015 World Games which may take place here
And if you listen, Bressuire will be pleased indeed:
The water tower, for example, we could lose with good cheer!
Mary PINET in 2011
freely adapted from the blogger's post:le clocher en ligne de mire
Thanks, Mary for this poem
No need to update it! It's still true in 2015
Hammers and pipers, a giant ten-pin bowling alley