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Uhtceare

When I, bedward, to prepare for a new day
I still get an awful feeling, here, inside
generated by a time that's gone away
but so strongly instilled that that still resides.
 
'' Thou. Shalt. Not. Be. Late! '' struck terror in my heart
each word thrashed out with his cane upon a desk
each bang each word made everyone of us start
at this foulness of that teacher, so grotesque.
 
Awake, hour after hour, in my bed, I did
as a kid, lying there, delirious with fear,
all those years passing and me, still not rid
of that cane, smacking down upon my rear.
 
If only I had known of  Uhtceare
and shouted it out as he administered his pain
and '' you're nowt but a rotten Snollygoster! ''
'' your Trumpery phrase has Zwodder'd me, again! ''
Insiderew
Written by Insiderew (Rew)
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Author's Note
It's for Northern Soul's competition '' Ye Olde English ''
'' Bedward '' well known.

' Uhtceare ' pronounced ' oot-key-are-a ' pronunciation kindly provided by Northern-Soul.
It's for Northern Soul's competition '' Ye Olde English ''
'' Bedward '' well known.

' Uhtceare ' pronounced ' oot-key-are-a ' pronunciation kindly provided by Northern-Soul.
Meaning: lying awake in bed, before dawn (i my case, worrying)
'' Snollygaster '' - intelligent person, no principles.
'' Trumpery '' a worthless thing and in this piece the capitalised and stopped word phrase.
The whole piece maybe somewhat ' Erstwhile ' but hey, it's still in my (word deleted) head.
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