Really Terrible Beauty
In a corner of the jungle
Crouched the pallid Lardy Dah:
Earl of Stupid, Lord of Bungle,
With the loudest Yah by far.
Fingers in his yellow fringe,
The Lardy Dah began to drivel:
Earl of Gluttons, Lord of Binge,
On a most uncivil swivel.
Drooling, he imagined crowns
Foisted on his woolly bonce –
The Lardy Dah, the Lord of Clowns
Feasting in his nonchalance.
The Lardy Dah ran through some lies –
All Latin verbs and schoolboy slang –
Sir Bluster, Duke of Piggy Eyes,
A poorer man’s Orang Utang.
And with the scent of Power rich
Inside his nostrils, Lardy Dah,
Shah of Scratch, Emir of Itch,
Uttered once a Last Hurrah.
Here he comes, the Bedlam Slouch,
The Lardy Dah, with lips a-greased:
With bilious slobber in his pouch.
Theresa has unleashed his beast.