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Episode 6 of the Poetic versions following the James Bond Films starts with the three time Bond theme song singer Dame Shirley Bassey (Diamonds are Forever – this poem/film/ – Also Goldfinger & Moonraker).
The Forever Jewel
Connery returns; not forever
Diamonds are now on the menu
ESB needs to be sent to the never, never
Leiter is still part of Bond’s crew
Wint and Kidd are the hired guns
Whyte is the man behind the money
Too many Blofeld’s is no such fun
When smuggling tastes better than honey
In Amsterdam Bond is Franks
Can he pass the test?
Tiffany prefers to head to the bank
To Vegas then; they head there next
Are diamonds really real?
Nobody seems to know
Q, M, Leiter made the deal
Now it’s time for the ‘real’ show
Tiffany should have assisted Bond
In fear she hands the prize on
Fleeing is the same as to abscond
But realises her error must be undone
In Whyte’s house, Bond sees double
No; not Wint and Kidd
Bond is captured and put in a bubble
And then they close the lid
007 evades a certain death
He gets help from an old enemy
At Blofled’s lab they learn the depth
Of his Diamond laser satellite beam
Blofeld validates his weapon from on high
Nuclear sites reduced to rubble
Will the nations bow down to comply?
Or will Bond’s team; get them out of trouble?
An oil platform is the place to be
Explosions and bullets fly
ESB’s escapade ends at the bottom of the sea
Bond ensures Witt and Kidd also die…