Thursday, 10 January 2019

Words, Words, Words

The New Year has started
but there is nothing new
in the UK newspapers
to appeal to me or to you.

We read the NHS budget
faces one billion hole,
that despite a cash boost
things are bad on the whole.

The chap, whose company
ripped-off our 'sacred cow',
by over-pricing medicines,
has got an OBE now.

There's also nothing new
to learn that May pleads
for the EU to give ground
for Brexit to proceed.

That the U.S. and China
try to reach an accord
on tariffs, but in vain,
will also strike a chord.

Glenn Close's Golden Globe
for acting in “The Wife”
might be good for her
but won't change my life.

Wayne Rooney in the U.S.A.
was nicked full of booze;
although on the front page
it's not the height of news.

Perhaps I'm being cynical
but I find no eloquence
in what we read today
but only inconsequence.

© Luigi Pagano


Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.