Goodbye To All That

What storm and strife bestrode our stage,
     In times of so-called study,
Our banner, brandished at the age,
    A nose, set up to bloody.

The plaudits won by verbal warring!
    The hairs perversely split!
How sweet the sound of ancients roaring
    Impaled on youthful wit!

What fun to chorus 'Feet of clay!',
    Yank idols from their perches,
Poke out the windows bay by bay
    And then burn down the churches!

 The Powers That Be rocked from their drubbing
     At our relentless hands
 But now we're busy money-grubbing,
     Quick! Blame it all on glands!

Jerome Betts

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