The Normal Distribution

img_2915Nature’s variations are somewhat formal

In mathematical terms, this is quite normal

Populations differ in similar ways

Pleasing to a statistician’s gaze


Organic aspects of our nations

Conform to standard deviations

Few data lie at each extreme

Most in the middle around the mean


Four quartiles cover the distribution

Analysis providing the whole solution

A bell curve puts the facts in order

Arranged beneath a symmetrical border


img_2682We were doing OK with the status quo

My X  made it clear, I didn’t want to go

The papers were counted; it was hard to believe

Most of the voters wanted to leave

If it’s true that strength is found in numbers

This must be one of our biggest blunders

Away from Europe, we’ll have little clout

Struggling for survival, once we are out

The UK union will be the next wreck

Four separate nations on a cosmic speck