Saturday, 9 September 2017

National Disgrace

Don’t worry about

Cutting corners. We’re Brits,

It’s what we do.


Fill in a form,

No problem, we’ll simply

Wave it through.


Details? They’re like

Taxes, for fools,

Not me and you.


Don’t worry about

Cutting corners. We’re Brits,

It’s what we do.


Titanic looked fantastic,

Cost a vast amount.

Too bad that no-one noticed

Sub-standard lifeboat count.


The Coal Board said don’t worry,

Don’t listen to the man

Who says the tip’s unstable, too

Close to Aberfan.


We’ll have a game of football,

Get the Scousers to attend.

Win, lose or draw they’ll be just fine

On Leppings Lane End.


Don’t worry about

Cutting corners. We’re Brits,

It’s what we do.


Don’t look across the city,

I wouldn’t if I were you.

That tower block is ghastly,

Burned out, it spoils the view.

They say some people saved some cash

And nodded fire tests through,

But the truth old boy is that we’re Brits,


And this is what we do.


© Charlie Lambert

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Charlie Lambert is a former journalist and sports broadcaster who turned to a different form of media in 2016 when he started writing poetry. He lives in Liverpool. Click HERE out more about Charlie.

1 comment:

  1. Very moving and very true. Thank you Charlie.

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