‘Posh’ describes some lofty people
Perhaps they have all our heart’s desire
That superior quality of living
At once we envy and admire
But why should this make us jealous
What do they have that we might crave?
Is it how they dress or speak
Or in the manner they behave?
Perhaps the words they use
The diversity of language?
The rich vocabulary, superior accent
In us inducing anguish
A kitchen rack full of spices
The Aga oven, log burner in the hearth?
Fancy sports car, skis stored in the garage
Trinkets witness to their wealth
Perhaps the extent of their possessions
Of this world’s goods they have it all
But I suspect you may be posh
With hardly anything at all
You don’t need limitless belongings
Houses, gardens, clothes, or toys
The hallmark of the truly posh?
Calm superiority and poise!