RHYME AND REA­SON

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At the Depart­ment of Cul­ture it is our com­mand, To tell you what you can’t un­der­stand, The word ‘na­tional’ is one to deride, With its tawdry links to coun­try and pride. It has no place in a rail­way col­lec­tion, And you should think of a new di­rec­tion, With a logo, shiny, bright and vast,

We can sever all links with the past. The scruffy old en­gines are just a dis­trac­tion, From our new cafés and tourist at­trac­tions, The fusty old or­der just will not do,

(So we have got rid of an en­gine or two). Do go to York, while it’s still free,

But stop in the shop, be­fore you have tea. John Ell­wood, Carn­forth

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