This Summer (2012)

After the parade brought the Olympic summer to a close, a poetic look back at a summer of gold

This summer (2012)

This summer we basked in sunshine,

In the glory of gold, red white and blue,

Home we came, we competed, we conquered,

We showed what dedication can do,

That you can do anything you put your mind to.

This summer we waved our flag with pride,

All embracing, eight-fold arms stretched open wide.

We saw the best of human endeavor,

Medals glinting in perfect weather,

This summer, in the stadia, in front of the telly,

As a nation we came together.

Golden days come and go but the memories remain with you,

Like a flame that will keep burning,

In this golden summer, we basked in red white and blue,

We saw that dreams can and will come true.