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(Tenured Radical)

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Half a post, half a post...

...Half a post onward,
All in the valley of Dearth
Read the six hundred.
"Forward, the Blog Brigade!
Click on the url!" he said:
Into the valley of Dearth
Read the six hundred.

"Forward, the Blog Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the readers knew
UD at the beachhead lay:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Dearth
Read the six hundred.

Boredom to right of them,
Boredom to left of them,
Boredom in front of them
Seduc'd and sunder'd;
Reduced to a shell,
Boldly they read and well,
Into the jaws of Dearth,
Into the mouth of Hell
Read the six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the faithful charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honor the charge they made,
Honor the Blog Brigade,
Noble six hundred.

UD thanks her loyal readers for continuing to check in on University Diaries during her absence. Regular posting coming up.