Poems of the Week

Shades of Pemberley

by Eddie Aderne

“UK judge orders rightwing extremist to read classic literature or face prison”
The Guardian

“The white supremacist student sentenced to read Austen and Dickens fits a grim pattern”
The Guardian

Condemned to Pride and Prejudice,
The thug was nothing loath,
Believing (with some grounds for this)
He had a start on both.

This sentence did not win, I guess,
Ubiquitous ovations;
At least it would appear the Press
Had no great expectations.