So. Farewell then, Chairman Mao.

Today in 1976, Chairman Mao died. This provides a handy opportunity to celebrate, not Mao himself, who by all accounts was a bit of a rotter (what with probably causing the deaths of 40 million people – good going, Mao), but the wonderful E. J. Thribb, Private Eye‘s fictional resident poet.

Lines on the Death of Chairman Mao

Farewell then
Chairman Mao.

You are the
Last of the
Great revolutionary

Figures. You
And I
Had little in

Except that
Like me
You were a poet.

Though how you
Found time
To write poems

In addition to
Running a
Country of
800 million people

Is baffling

E.J. Thribb

Yes, quite.


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