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Source: Adults

Author: Douglas Munday

Title: You have been dynamically re-formatted

Beige frock, decorous to the core and oh such coiffured hair,
so delicate and feminine, made up with perfect care,
fedora at the perfect tilt, shoes polished 'til they gleam,
suit so sharp, cuts like a knife, in gravitas extreme;
And tea is taken at the Ritz, so prompt at half past three,
all hail, all hail the stoic, the stiff lipped bourgeoisie,
all hail, all hail the backbone, of Empire, King and Queen
of England, dear old England, once pleasant and so green.

But see how quick the wheel has spun, six decades in a blink,
blood red now faded by the sun to softly shaded pink,
and past the faded elegance, the chintzy, chintzy lace,
the city streets have fallen so swift from genteel grace;
And though the wishes and the dreams may hark to distant times,
the hip-hop and the iPods march to a different rhyme.
Ah, brave new world, you beckon, erase! Destruct the disc,
All hail, all hail the backbone, for you be sorely missed.

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