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1906 the year Lions became a force for good

Can I take you back to 1906,
When San Francisco got a shock,
That stopped many a clock.

Charities did their best,
When put to the test,
Yet lack of co-ordination,
Threatened the whole operation.

Thankfully there were some wise heads around that year,
That gave the people reason to cheer,
When they came together, ideas to share. 

Egos did not count for much in that time and place,
As an umbrella organisation was able to replace,
Those charities who willingly dropped out of the race,
With frowns not showing on any face.

Lions they were called then and still are today,
And Lions they will stay,
As we can hear them roar even in places far away.
Their flag proudly flying at the united nations every day.

It is now the year 2019,
And 1906 seems a long way away, 
All memories of that day,
No longer in play,
As more charities are starting to get in the way,
And those with ego's having too much of the say.

We can only hope that Lions will still rock,
When we get our shock,
As we see all our clocks stop.


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