enjoy a verse

Today a rest for me so you can appreciate a ┬áverse brought to my attention which has it’s own unique charm.

“Oh! Ill-fated bridge of the silv’ry Tay,
I now must conclude my lay
By telling the world fearlessly without the least dismay,
That your central girders would not have given way,
At least many sensible men do say,
Had they been supported on each side with buttresses
At least many sensible men confesses,
For the stronger we our houses do build,
The less chance we have of being killed.”

From The Tay Bridge Disaster – William McGonagall

As McGonagall might say
I now send you on your way
With good sir no need for dismay
Instead my friend as ever
Have a good day

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