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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Bored Games















Like kids playing draughts,
Theresa hit an impasse.
Move the king forward.
Move the king back.
Move the king forward.
Move the king back.
Move the king forw…

Bercow flips his lid.
He cannot stand the entropy.
We cheer as he challenges her
pig-headed strategy
of grinding down the House until the last opportunity
dies on its repetitious arse. 

Theresa isn’t happy.
She can’t see the irony, savage though it is,
of the government voting on the same sodding deal
as the first, while denying us
our own possibility.

Move the king forward.
Move the king back.
Move the king forward.
Move the king back.
Move the king …
ORDER! Theresa! 
You’re not allowed to do that!               
                     
She’s sulking now, considering 
cut and paste, Comic Sans,
digging him a shallow grave,
buying in a better deal,
writing it in red and green 
felt-tip. 
Perhaps a Reggie Perrin?
Riding in a time machine,
telling bigger porky pies,
resigning?

Or simply just ignoring him
and ploughing on regardless.
Now which of you buggers is up for playing Chess?

© Laura Taylor

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Laura Taylor -  [Facebook: Laura Taylor] [WriteOutLoud]

Laura believes in the power of poetry as a means by which silent voices speak and hidden ears listen. Flapjack Press.

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