COVID Odyssey: My response to Borty’s poem ~ The Man Like A Dog With A Bone!

Naughty Borty

There was a stats man McNabb
Whose statistics were quite drab
His first name was Borty
His poems are quite naughty
But his friendship was right fab

His poem is his very first post
Sad host[pseudonym’s owner]’s a ghost
His poems though quite naughty
Bought acclaim to Borty
Made Borty more famous than his host

It’s said Borty took well his fame
Of his host it’s not said the same
His host is a ghost
Unknown to most
Was Borty really to blame.

In one day it’s said Borty
With his poetry naughty
Had a lot more fame
Than had his host name
When his host had reached forty

Was it only his own lack of fame
Was Borty alone only to blame
Or did all friends think
Golf drove him to drink
His host simply was never the same

The real author did not respond
Just sank to the depths of despond
Borty’s host’s a ghost
Unknown to most
Now he’s gone to the great beyond

Alan Grace
17 June 2021

Note: host [name] = real name of the author (pseudonym’s owner)!

Naughty Borty! 😉


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COVID Odyssey: Alan Grace's vir[tu]al journey

The Man Like A Dog With A Bone!

There was once a fella called Grace
Who worked at a furious pace,
Using maths so darned hard
And poems like a bard
He inspired the whole human race

With Covid running amok
And humans all running on luck
Alan showed Ro
Was double WHO thought
And experts were all left dumbstruck!

Incensed by this change to Ro
*WHO summoned Grace to a court
Grace called Coony McCain
A man of great fame
And statistician wholly self-taught

Addressing the court with a smile
McCain produced graphs as his style
“It’s clear as can be
The experts, you see
Are clearly out by a mile!”

Borty McNabb
16 June 2021

Note: * fictitious from here in the poem

Ro (R0; R-Zero; R-Nought) denotes the Reproduction rate for COVID-19 without any quarantine or isolation.

Ro is the number of people one person may infect.

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