The Thinking Poet

 

Graffiti

A message aerosolled on a garage door

 

"Bedderz iz BACK

RU

Ready

4

Joley"

 

Chaucer might have chortled.

Shakespeare might have shaken a sad head.

Are we then to gather that the English tongue is dead

And that teletext is in?

Ah! There’s the sin;

That such rich legacy

Should be lost to verbiage,

Mere mechanical lingo,

Fit only for the bin.

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21.9.2003

R.R.Cretchley