Rumours of My Demise!
Twain replied, are greatly exaggerated!
Of Miss Heming Jefferson said Callender
had the situation grossly aggravated!
Clinton did not have sexual relations
Kennedy always in compromising situations!
Of Sabra, Shatila, Ariel Sharon once said
My enemies tried to bury me too early!
Of Archer’s, Wait Till I’m Mayor, speech
Some observed that he was somewhat surly!
Chatterley, Lawrence said, the real point
Is: think of sex honestly, clearly, fully
Hysteria, rumour and speculation disjoint
And serve in making common thinking woolly
Patrick Mackeown, July 2006