A Momentous Day


If the motto of the Brexiteers
Is ‘All For Us and None For You’
Then today they’ll tone it down
As we begin to say adieu

For though we complain about officials
Who were appointed, not elected
We’ll ignore that our Theresa
Was unopposed when then selected

To move to Number Ten
And be the preeminent figure
To guide us through this mess
And today to pull the trigger

For if all hope now seems lost
And we think things can’t get better
Theresa begs to differ
And today she sent a letter

The letter went to a Donald
But not the one called Trump
(Though he’ll no doubt have his say
As we prepare to make the jump)

To become once more an island
An isolated nation
No longer able to blame
Everything on immigration

We’re told things will improve
But they might be getting bleaker
As the prices all go up
And the pound is getting weaker

But fear not my fellow Brits
In the short-term we’ll be thrifty
But soon we’ll be in ‘dreamland’
Through article number fifty

  10 comments for “A Momentous Day

  1. March 29, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    …..and may the EU have mercy on our souls! My Mum was born in Canada, is it too late to apply for citizenship?

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  2. March 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I can’t say I understand people voting for Brexit, but I wish you all the best! Don’t forget that an Irish grandparent entitles you to an Irish passport if things get desperate! Don’t think you have an Irish grandparent but just in case….

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    • March 29, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Alas I do not. My Indian father might be of some use though…

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  3. March 29, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Oh, well. How bad can it be? It’s engendering poetry, after all. And isn’t it better to have loved and lost, than…..

    Actually, scratch that.

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    • March 29, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      It’s true, blog content is always valuable and recent events have provided their fair share of inspiration…

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  4. March 30, 2017 at 9:51 am

    how can you joke… oh, it’s what you do, right? Lovely tribute too – sort of State of the Nation for the terminally bewildered – you are a talented craftsman too; splendid

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    • March 30, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks – I’d certainly consider myself to be among the terminally bewildered…

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  5. April 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Nailed the absurdity of the whole sorry mess. Love this, James.

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    • April 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks, I was quite pleased with it. The poem obviously, not the whole sorry mess…

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