Blue Monday…*

Monday makes the week go round -Without much creative endeavour, I’ve found… News stories telling the same ol’ tales Depicting the ways that humans fail And saving just one small moment of joy -An irritatingly regular ploy As though this single-cell postivity Eclipses political proclivity, The moaning, groaning, monotoning A flimsy disguise for the human […]

Square Dance*

Boris Johnson. What a guy…!¹ Kind of looks his victims in the eye, A sideways glance from beneath that fringe Enough to make the most stalwart cringe… Clearly a well-bred, educated gent In certain circles (whatever that meant) -Whatever his moniker might suggest ‘Bout a foppishly arrogant egotist With all the social empathy Of one […]

Hokey-Cokey*

It seems the government’s calling our bluff With all this In-Out Brexit stuff Causing fissures across the nation By the very nature of vacillation- Everyone in the media now vocal to the point of embarrassment Prompting general awareness of boundaries to political harassment… Freedom of speech like a whale on the beach: Too much, too […]

Hokey Cokey*

May versus Sturgeon? -Let’s hope there’s a surgeon Standing by the ring-side watching the show As their hokey-cokey argument continues to grow Over how to decide the future of relations Between two conjoined stalwart nations Ego-deep in arguments of rhetoric Each in their way articulate and politic, Carefully coiffed with twinsets and pearls Details reducing […]

Party Polemics*

Dear Mr Corbyn, Sir, I wouldn’t want to cause a stir: More, to set the record straight On why I think I’d hesitate To put an ‘X’ against your name In the contemporary political frame. Clearly a man of principle Your voice is wearing thin, The infinite loop of your message A muted kind of […]

E(r)go*

Bless you, Mr Blair. Do you really think we’d care That you even hold opinion On European affairs? Your patronising tone (A pun I fully condone) As velvet as the day is dark Your sole intention To raise a spark, The inevitable consequence The provocation of defence: We’ve heard it all before, you know- The […]

Ip-Dip-Sky-Blue*

The campaign for Tory leadership* Had all the political finesse Of a sandcastle building competition Running from Bognor to Skegness. I don’t mean any disrespect To fellow sea-siders It’s just that down in Brighton It’s pebbles from ear to ear… Thankfully, The contest didn’t transpire To handbags at dawn (Though in truth, by contrast, ‘Twas […]