Google+
Close

The Corner

The one and only.

In Memoriam



Text  



Britain’s Poet Laureate, the ineffable E.J. Thribb, has produced some memorial verses.

So.
Farewell then
Osama bin Laden.

Your death
Sends a lesson
To evildoers everywhere.

So here
(I think)
Is the lesson:

Do bad stuff to us
And you can be certain
We shall not rest

Until we’ve lost
Thousands of guys;
Spent
Trillions of dollars;

Patted down
Six-year-olds
And their grannies;
And made
Everyone take off his shoes,

And allowed you,
Mr bin Laden

(Or is it just
Mr Laden?
I’ve never been sure
And now I guess
It doesn’t matter)

Absolutely no more
Than ten years’ living
In a luxury flat —

Protected by
The military of
Our key ally.

And now
I’ll never know
If you moussed your beard
Like Keith’s Mum says.

    — E.J. Thribb (17½)


Text  


Sign up for free NRO e-mails today:

Subscribe to National Review