The Intimidating Name of a Law School Classmate

 

 

 

Tillinghast, Tillinghast will have a repast

Something to honor her realm rather vast

If you are feeling rather harassed

Stop complaining or soon you’ll be gassed

 

Tillinghast, Tillinghast, protestant pure

Everything Jewey she’ll duly abjure

If you have an illness she’ll withhold the cure

The fever, the pains you must endure

 

Tillinghast, Tillinghast will never be daft

Logical, lawyerly, she attends to her craft

Like a bracing, bitchy, harsh arctic draft

Her steamship of self  sweeps past your poor raft

 

Tillinghast, Tillinghast, imperious, acute

At the drop of a hat gives servants the boot

She’s acerbic, acidulous, always astute

Rabid and rancorous down to the root

 

Copyright, David Gottfried, 2006

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