Rhyming Polemics

Olympic Legacy: Going, Going, Gone-part two

They said it would inspire a generation

To run and to jump and to swim.

They promised it would motivate our youngsters

And the fight against obesity would begin.

But the statistics tell a very different story

Of a nation getting fatter by the day.

Gove abolished the school-sports partnerships

And now the children have nowhere to play.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:19 )

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London Calling: A Very Brief History.

Londinium dates back to Roman times

Where its ambitious administrators hailed from sunnier climes.

And with the fall of Rome came new masters aplenty

Vikings, Saxons and Norman gentry.

Feudal London was blighted by plague and fire

Life was brutish, living conditions dire.

But mercantile trade began to expand

London pre-eminent, king of the land.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 17 January 2015 13:40 )

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The Ukip Blues.

I donít want to fly no Union Jack

It donít mean nothing to me.

And I donít want to fly no Cross of St George

Xenophobia ainít never gonna set us free.

The European Union is a step in the right direction

An attempt at regional cooperation, as far as I can see.

But Iíd like to see an expanded Eurasian Federation,

From the Atlantic to the Caspian Sea.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 December 2014 12:43 )

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Something of a blessing, something of a curse

A lifetime of thinking only makes things worse.

What to do with it, where to take it

Am I getting wiser or am I just faking it?

They say it separates us from the birds and the bees

They say it makes us superior to the apes in the trees.

They say itís akin to the greatest gift

But itís a damn heavy burden and itís damn hard to lift.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:53 )

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Scotland Calling

Who are the Scots, who are the Brits?

During days of Empire, a potent mix.

Signing up for the Black and Tans

Killing the Irish with their blood stained hands.

What is the border but an arbitrary line,

Bosses on both sides sipping fine wine.

While the workers either side struggle to survive,

Eking out existence like bees in a hive.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:54 )

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