Boisterous and bold, bursting with self-belief,
Blunt and bossy yet brusque and brief.
Boys who are bullied are beaten and battered,
Bullying buddies bluster when browbeat-busted.
Brawny boy bares his burly biceps and bod,
But brainy boy bags the bewitching broad.
Bad boys bump-off and butcher bringing bitter blight,
Brave boys bring off the battle, bullets blazing bright.
Baby boys, a boon at birth are beautiful to behold,
But bristly and boorish and bad-tempered when old.
But bless the boy who is always bonny and bright,
Busy as a bee, brisk but barmy and blithe.
12 Jun 2009