Rhyming Polemics

Ode to Austerity

Most born into poverty, a few born into wealth.

Bizarrely the wealthy get wealthier through cunning and through stealth.

Rich kids flying high, backed up by daddy and mummy,

Everybody knows that money goes to money.

The whole rotten edifice is skewed in their favour,

The servant class condemned to endless toil with just religion for their saviour.

Stultifying poverty, breaking hope and breaking health.

 

A life of modern day slavery, no time to develop one's self.

Last Updated ( Monday, 21 May 2018 07:20 )

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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 ( Monday, 21 May 2018 07:24 )

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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 ( Monday, 21 May 2018 07:41 )

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The Ukip Blues.

I don't want to fly no Union Jack

It don't mean nothing to me.

And I don't want to fly no Cross of St George

Xenophobia ain't 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 I'd like to see an expanded Eurasian Federation,

From the Atlantic to the Caspian Sea.

Last Updated ( Monday, 21 May 2018 08:35 )

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Consciousness

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 it's akin to the greatest gift

But it's a damn heavy burden and it's damn hard to lift.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:31 )

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