Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Susan Boyle- A Poem

One of Susan's less well publicised achievements is that she reduced Michael Gove to tears with her rendering of Wild Horses. He confessed in an article he wrote as a Times journalist before the last election and his elevation to UK Minister for Education in the coalition government.
As a fellow lachrymose, who needed a bucket every time team GB won a medal during the Olympics, I took special note, pleased to be in such exalted company.
From her astonishing debut on Britain's Got Talent, Susan has gone on to develop a full international career enjoying worldwide success. It's an extraordinary story.

SUBO Dreaming

Almost too late it happened,
a nightingale on a talent show,
wreathed in frump and tousle,
a mismatch of sight and sound,
like Shakespeare from a babe in arms.
We of little faith sat up and listened.
The Princess's voice from Cinderella
soared and touched the million hearts
across the world who ask, Could I?
They dream their dreams through her
and think, It’s never too late for us
while the Magdalane  still sings.
The Stuart Agenda by Alan Calder, published by Willow Moon. eBook and paperback at all Amazon sites. Reviews at www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005BJ3GNI


  1. Don't know what to say, Allan but I have been so pleased for Susan Boyle and hope her success continues.

    1. Thanks Gwen. As you say lets hope her success continues. Alan

  2. Very good post and poem, Alan. Her story is an inspiration and your description "frump and tousle" is priceless in an endearing sort of way. May she prosper as long as it suits her and thereafter retire in well-deserved glory.

    1. Thanks Miriam. I hope she goes on for a while yet. Alan

  3. Apt poem, Alan, and an inspiring story for everyone.

  4. What a lovely poem, Alan!

    Incidentally, we saw her perform briefly last night at the end of her musical, I dreamed a Dream. We'd heard whispers that she was there, and after the show was finished, she came on stage to sign two songs. Lovely voice.

    1. Thanks Cathie. I must see that show. Alan