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Monday, January 04, 2010

Wretched Spew

January first,
Two-faced, like Janus:
Shooting a soldier,
Taking a bonus.

February next,
A poet’s Valentine:
Roses are red,
Sir Fred’s a swine.

March arrives
And spring’s at the door,
March-ing the daffodils
Off to war.

For the rest of this parody, titled ‘Bankers and Soldiers’, and a much more enjoyable and accomplished piece of writing than the wretched laureate fare Carol Ann Duffy has been spewing for the doggerel-loving House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, see here.

1 comment:

Barry Chuckle said...

Duffy's a talented poet - Mean Time is especially good, despite the relentless anti-male sentiment. Unfortunately she's just not laureate material. Would she have the position had she been straight? I doubt it...