Sunday, 7 December 2008

Women and queers and children / cry when things go wrong

I'm still reading Amis & Son and found a reference to a verse Kingsley Amis wrote, and managed to track it down thanks to Rosie Bell:

Women and queers and children
Cry when things go wrong
Why me? - not him! You're horrid!
Always the same old song.

The usual sort of men
Who hold the world together
Manage to face their front
In any sort of weather.

With rueful grins and curses
They push the world along;
But women and queers and children
Cry when things go wrong.

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