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Tom Vaughan: Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down

Don’t let the bastards get you down —
    keep smiling when they try
to block your path although with no
    observable reason why.

Don’t let the bastards label you —
    with courage, patience, wit
you’ll find a way to hang on to
    your own Identikit.

Don’t let the bastards break your will
    however much they plot
to keep you firmly in your place
    while they retain top spot.

Don’t let the bastards dig your pit –
    please note that they may think
that you’re the bastard giving them grief
    driving them to drugs and drink.

Don’t let the bastards grind you down
    whoever they may be
even if they’re not really bastards at all
    but are just like you and me . . .

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