Happy Birthday Boris Happy Birthday Boris

Why verse?

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The reason why I versify, instead of writing prose:
I find a sense of rhythm in the tapping of the toes
It’s clear that once it’s started, the line can’t be too long,
Too short, and if repeated, you end up with a song.
Happy Birthday to you ; happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Boris: happy birthday to you
Heard today it’s someone’s birthday, who’s long the age of reason past
Ave! Ave; Boris Johnson, time to take the lead, at last

Term’s beginning, Boris Johnson, newly back from foreign parts
Eager to get down to business: Keen to win more voters’ hearts
Let us hope the Leader, Howard: does not lose time to move along
Then the Party can get serious: crown new king and sing his song.
Boris Johnson, people’s darling It’s time you made a forward move
Make a choice: The Speccie? Party? Either way; you’re in the groove.
It would be nice to see our Boris; once again with front bench seat.
Whichever post they deign to offer; take it: bide your time; that’s neat.
It won’t take long for class to glitter; truth will out; I’ve heard it said
You’ll convince a million doubters; turn last election on its head.

Arnold McGregor

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29 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Boris Happy Birthday Boris”

  1. Indeed, a happy Birthday to Boris.

    However, given that his Birthday is shared with Aung Sang Suu Kyi who is 60 today, I hope he won’t mind if I send the very best of my wishes elsewhere.

  2. Many happy returns, Boris!

    May there always be work for your hands to do;
    May your purse always hold a coin or two;
    May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
    May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
    may the hand of a friend always be near you;
    May the Gods fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

  3. I wish you enough Londonish sun to keep your attitude bright.
    I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
    I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
    I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
    I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
    I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
    I wish you enough virtual and real “Hello’s” to get you through the “Good-byes …

    PS: BTW, Melissa, for a bottle of absinth I will tell you the secrets to my sources to certain valuable links 😉


    Hope you have a good one, and good luck for the year to come! 🙂 x

  5. Boris’s Day

    Happy Birthday Boris; may all the luck be thine
    Enjoy today, thy family, thy presents and thy wine
    Two days in one to celebrate, rolled up in package neat
    It’s Father’s Day; your special day, a combo hard to beat.
    It’s a good job you’re not Doris, that would be Tautological.

  6. The best things come *free*….

    – all these good wishes!

    – we in the office gave Boris daisies in a vase (picked by roadside of railway station) and birthday wishes written on the blank side of a drawing pad cover.

  7. Hello Boris, my love. Happy belated birthday. Thinking of you in my dreams ;).
    My friends worry, but I can’t help the lust I feel for you. Hahahahahaa.
    Nah, I’m kidding. You’re a very nice person though. Hello.

    Wow I really hope you don’t actually go on your official site. Now THAT could be embarassing.

  8. E Wenman, I was surprised to see that you are so free with your emotions. As freely as you scattter your compliments, I was pondering over whether you are a man or a woman?

  9. Ah, was this in response to Angus’ response on the discussion over the Religious Hatred Bill? Well… I think I’ll just have to keep you all in suspense 😉

  10. Was the revered Melissa obliquely referring to ‘Wedlock and Weblog’ as being too close for comfort?

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