Poetry

Mine, and occasionally others'.

Hope is Safe

I have a friend from my Manchester days whose daughter Hope lives there ...

Hope's mum tweets
That Hope is safe
Not at the Arena
Not a fan
Too busy sweating
Her exams
Hope texted mum at six twenty-nine
Hope is fine

Hope's mum relieved
But still bereaved 
For all the others
Devastated
At death-cult murder perpetrated
In the name of god
Why?

Vox Pop

Lois choked
​On her vodka and coke
When Patricia told her the Tories' intention
To unlock her pension
Not to mention
Their plans for social care
Grow old if you dare
Mrs May says
It's her lucky day
Lois can die in her own home
But as soon as she's cold
Her house will be sold
To pay off the loan
To cover the bill
She racked up being ill
Sod that

End of May Party

26/05/2017 - 19:30

Janine will be performing poetry at this most excellent event ... 

 

Cocking a snook at the possibility of 5 more years of tory tyranny “The End of May Party” is a musical celebration of all things left of centre. Join us on the 26th May for an irreverent evening of live music, comedy and political activism.

Sponsored by Lambeth and Southwark UNITE community.

That's a Tory

(To the tune of Dean Martin's That's Amore)

There's a knock at the door
Then a snort, a guffaw
- That's a Tory
With a suit, blue rosette
And a snarl, you can bet
- That's a Tory
When they hurt the disabled
Say they're strong and they're stable
- Some story!
When they tell you to blame the distressed and the lame
- That's a Tory!

Leadership

If I were able
I'd tie the Tories to a table
Plug in an electric cable
And attach a label:
'How's that for strong and stable'?

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