Thursday, 17 February 2005


Whenever the government offers some well-meant and probably sound advice to the public, someone is sure to make a disapproving comment about the Nanny State, forgetting that most nannies were wise and kind. But not all, perhaps:

Little boy kneels at the foot of the bed
Droops on the little hands little gold head
Hush! Hush! Whisper who dare
Christopher Robin is having a swear:
God rot Nanny, I know that’s right
Wasn’t she hell in the bath tonight?
She scrubbed my back with a celluloid duck
O God, let Nanny fall under a truck…

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