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Sadly past their sell by date
in old directories
the couplets couched to prompt debate
have simply ceased to please.

Once the very soul of wit
with rhymes right on the money,
whose punch line quip and rhythm fit
are now no longer funny.

You've had it with the cheeky verse
you've watched its humour shrivel
the bird has flown and what is worse,
you've megabytes of drivel.