Even with a coat of gloss
The message sent is plain.
One English-speaking empire's loss
Is but another's gain.
A "Made in California" play
We'd render Clio's tempests still
In truth they've lately suffered far
With SEATO after Panmunjon
Against the communistic plague
"Hold back the reds," our leaders cried,
So now we've held them, why can't we
This poem is a paraphrase of A.E. Housman's '1887,'
written upon the celebration of the 50th anniversary
of the reign of Queen Victoria.
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