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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Noblesse Oblige

Don't wave your order papers this time, chaps;
Though triumph tempt you, do not cheer and yelp.
These are not merely poor folk, but the help:
They may be stupid, but they're useful saps.

Though victory be sweet, don't gloat in it.
Remember that the future will be blue,
And make me seem a statesman fine and true
Instead of just a nasty little squit.

© Philip Challinor

AV and local elections: don't gloat in public, triumphal Tories told
Philip blogs at 'The Curmudgeon' - He insists, "You'll come for the curses. You'll stay for the mudgeonry." Philip is the author of a number of books.

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