They talked about planned parenthood;
I thought it sounded A-okay;
Had such a wholesome ring—it sounded good—
Until I saw that clip today
On YouTube, and the world turned grey;
I may be hard of hearing, and my wits are slow—
Could be mistaken—but they say—
All those who find it hard to deal
With modern life and get perplexed
With innovation technological; who feel
Their memory receding with their hairline and will get quite vexed
If they can’t get a word, can’t find their specs;
With crinkled faces and with...
She got an Oscar for her role
In Downton Abbey; and she played the Queen
In that biopic with Sir Andrew Foale—
You know the one I mean—
He’s in that ad for Windolene;
Her acting gave us so much pleasure:
Nothing too horrid or obscene;
She’s earnest for equality
And vigilant for women’s rights;
She frowns on all frivolity,
Of justice she is keen to scale the heights,
And to this end she sat up nights
And studied law—you get the gist—
And now she’s qualified in slights.
They say she is...
They say that we are running out
Of everything; if we don’t wean
Ourselves from greed, continually flout
The laws of Nature—put ourselves in quarantine
From Baltimore to Bethnal Green—
We’ll crash this Spaceship Earth if we don’t man it,
And all become more fit and...
It looks just like a pile of wood
Dumped in the middle of the town;
They say that it is very good,
And might be worth ten thousand pounds—
Especially in spacious grounds,
Like those of Buffy Bagshott, Bart;
They say that it will do the...
He’s first to claim his faith’s a spur
To politics—but in the cause of modern life
As seen by a minority of folks who stir
The democratic pot to greater strife,
For whom the wooden spoon too oft becomes a knife;
His faith’s a compass,...