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req: Poem about the middle class

21 Sep 22 - 08:21 AM (#4153217)
Subject: Poem about the middle class
From: Dave the Gnome

I was reminded of this by all the fuss about the Queen's demise.

Many years ago I worked for the council and my boss, Brian Waring, a lovely man who passed away in sad circumstances, gave me a copy of a poem. It may have been his own work but I don't recall him being very poetic so I hope someone here may recognise it.

The Queen link was the line "the doctor and us, and our own dear Queen, we're all middle class" She wasn't of course but poetic license and all that. The other bits I remember are

"He's a belted Earl with a private Gym
And our sister would grant him his every whim
But he wants our brother to marry him
He's upper class"

and

"You may use the toilet but we use the loo
We love you for saying 'cor blimey' and 'coo'
But none of us would marry you
You're working class"

I have Googled to no avail. Any other ideas?


21 Sep 22 - 03:47 PM (#4153248)
Subject: RE: Poem about the middle class
From: GUEST,The Sandman

You may use the toilet but we use the lav
We love you for saying bloody hell and crap.
But none of us would marry you.
You're working class"


21 Sep 22 - 03:57 PM (#4153249)
Subject: RE: Poem about the middle class
From: GUEST,The Sandman

He's a belted Earl with a passion for drink
And our sister would grant him the kitchen sink
But he wants our brother to marry him
He's upper class"


22 Sep 22 - 05:37 AM (#4153269)
Subject: RE: req: Poem about the middle class
From: Steve Shaw

Dave indicated where his might have come from, Dick. Now I'm no aficionado of the poetic muse, but I can see that, in Dave's two verses, the last words of the first three lines rhyme and that the three lines in both verses all scan. There's something rather nice, even lyrical, about that. In contrast, the rhyming is broken in your two verses and one of your lines doesn't scan.

Would you care to tell us where your version comes from, Dick, and why you think (if indeed you do) yours is some sort of improvement?


22 Sep 22 - 12:17 PM (#4153302)
Subject: RE: req: Poem about the middle class
From: GUEST

I heard those verses and the other two from an old fellow called Jim Garlic, when i worked for the council in 1968, PARKS AND GARDENS   Department .


22 Sep 22 - 12:28 PM (#4153303)
Subject: RE: req: Poem about the middle class
From: GUEST,TheSandman

Jim used to sing country and western songs badly, so his poems although not very good, were a welcome relief


23 Sep 22 - 03:04 AM (#4153370)
Subject: RE: req: Poem about the middle class
From: Dave the Gnome

Dick, this was a genuine enquiry about a poem I read over 50 years ago. The chap who gave it to me tragically took his own life not long after. By the lack of a Google hit and any the absence of any response on here or Facebook, I am coming to the conclusion that he may have written it himself. Why do you feel the need to despoil the poem by taking the piss? I would appreciate it if, unless you have any sensible contributions, you do not post any more nonsense about it.


23 Sep 22 - 07:52 AM (#4153384)
Subject: RE: req: Poem about the middle class
From: GUEST

I am not taking the piss, i heard something similiar and put it up on this thread.


23 Sep 22 - 12:26 PM (#4153421)
Subject: RE: req: Poem about the middle class
From: Dave the Gnome

OK, I see you are going to continue making things up. I have no idea why you would want to spoil the memory I have of someone who meant a lot to me but, if that is what turns you on, feel free.


23 Sep 22 - 01:47 PM (#4153425)
Subject: RE: req: Poem about the middle class
From: Joe Offer

OK, that's enough petty squabbling for this week. Thread closed.