One of my earliest verses was The Ancient Space-Marine, which achieved publication in a University magazine.
The Ancient Tennis Player is based on sort-of-true incidents. This can also be found under "tennis"
There is also a page of condensations of the poem.
One is of a mariner less successful in stopping the wedding guest.
Then there is The Ancient Swaggie, written long ago, and a more recent tale of a trip to Cape York. The trip back was equally eventful, but I haven't written about it.