McConville's Address to the Broon Envelope
C.M.Flett
  • On friend Joyce's taking early retirement, which finally came through by mail delivery
  • of a brown envelope, and so the package becomes synonymous with the retirement itself.
  • Oh tardy Broon Envelope, whar hae ye been,
  • Fair scunnert, oor waiting your reaching the scene;
  • Bureaucracy's pace pose a tortiss nae fear,
  • So, "měle fŕilte", my overdue freen.
  • Farewell, futile toil. Hail, freedom of Joyce,
  • Self int'rest, indulgence, alternative choice.
  • On tour with the 'van or jist bidin' at hame,
  • Himsel' the "Domestic", and me in good voice!
  • Welcome, Broon Envelope, a sicht for sair een;
  • Early mornings an end, late-hame a has-been;
  • Now, leisurly long-lies wi' breakfast in bed,
  • Luxurious life-style, fit for a queen.
  • Quinque times decem, - a super young age
  • Retirement to start, a fresh life to assuage;
  • So "Cheers"! Here's a toast to the magic Broon Yin,
  • "The future", and launch of a well-earn'd new page.
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