The Big Words of Brexit
A country inveigled to an imbroglio state.
No deal forthcoming that's worth the wait
From years of angst and anger and chagrin.
Enmired in the quixotic notion we're better out than in.
Fed a diet of palpable, bare faced lies
From irascible, irredeemable, incorrigible shysters
Who, masters of their stentorian voice,
Bluster and bellow, it's your only choice!
And the animus gives way to a saddened dolour,
Immured in the mess we all must wallow.
The florid few feign flimsy facts,
As we stand mouth agape at their unbelievable acts
Of crass stupidity and affectatious intent,
Persuading us of the benefits of Brexit, heaven sent.
And putting the Great back in Britain and the sham in shambles
Playing Brexit roulette and the greatest gamble.
Indefatigable banging of heads against walls
Until they crumble, shattered, with no benefit at all.
So sail away, and cut us adrift,
A deleterious deluded political shift.
Away from unity and meritorious gain,
To disembodied, individualistic, intransigent pain.
And the orotund crow and shout out loud,
Time for a No Deal Brexit, of which we can all be proud.
31st October looms large. Our parliament is on its summer holidays. The good ship Great Britain steams towards the great waterfall of a No Deal Brexit. And for some, the prospect fills them with excited glee. For many, it fills them with a sense of dread and apprehension, fear and concern.
Forgive my whimsical use of some of the most obscure and least used words I could find....Brexit is just as confusing, difficult to understand and obfuscating.
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Brexit Day - Rich and Free
The day Brexit made us all rich and free
Morrissey at the Palace collected his MBE.
And every politician told us nothing but the truth,
While we all drank from the eternal fountain of youth.
And London's streets glittered, paved in gold,
While magic money trees fruited £50 notes for young and old.
The day Brexit made us all rich and free,
The moon shone blue and we all believed
That 2 and 2 always makes five
Sunlit Uplands became Airstrip One,
And it was a joy to be alive.
So come you proles this is the future you see,
The day Brexit made us all rich and free.
22 years ago I lived in the flat top floor, left hand side of the building to the right of the tree (under the flag)... Never ever would I have envisaged witnessing the debacle of Brexit all these years later.
I taught a Business English class of 3 German and 1 Spanish students today. All confused, bewildered and saddened at the direction the UK...the 52% who voted leave, is taking.
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The bookshelf groans,
A pleasure moan,
Laden with poets
Overflowing with prose.
A praise of verse,
But nothing could be worse
Than a bookshelf
Barren and undusted,
Empty of words, spineless.
Poetry now fills the spaces,
Places left by former books,
Words that shook the world
And gave it clarity and definiton.
Books that sat waiting to be read
To be taken out of position
And thumbed, caressed, savoured,
A thousand voices, flavoured with
The desire to be shared
And discussed and considered and said.
The written word, waiting to be read.
________________________________ 'There's more to life than books you know, but not much more'. Handsome Devil. The Smiths.
What use is the written word unless it is read?
My bookshelf is full with books I have read and treasured. But it is not a static entity. Most books I read, I pass on, give to charity shops or friends.
To let them have the same pleasure of reading a wonderful, engrossing, thought provoking, entertaining, enjoyable book.
And to make way for more books.
And as I have read more and grown through the years, my bookshelf has morphed and changed. It now boasts poetry. And will always.
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