2016 – a poem

The lies were spun
votes were cast
and nobody won
in this British farce.

Across the waves
in election season
no home for the brave
when fear trumps reason.

Demonize ‘outsiders’
a favourite tool
social dividers
make it easier to rule.

The Earth’s still warming
despite denial
a new era dawning
or our deathly spiral?

In a time of fear
we can but hope
maybe next year
Trump has a stroke.

Putin’s on trial
Blair’s doing time
Truth’s back in style
and the weather is fine.

There’s no need to cry
next year could be ‘dope’
yeah and pigs might fly
and I’ll become pope.

 
©Copyright Jason Lennick 2016. All rights reserved.
 
 

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8 thoughts on “2016 – a poem

  1. So true and I hope you’re catholic and the geneticians create wings … Me I whistle meanwhile the glorious Monty Python Song: “Always look on the bright side of life”

    Like

  2. ay – too sad to contemplate

    instead – want to comment on your ‘about me’ page – your Minnie looks so much like my Lucy cat of years ago! so pretty!

    also, don’t understand about Danish language – insider humor – please explain

    fingers crossed that 2017 somehow turns out well for all of us 🙂

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  3. I loved this poem, Jason. It’s pretty much how I feel about the world situation too. If you do become Pope, you should do a Francis I and give yourself a previously unused name (i.e. don’t call yourself something boring like Pope Benedict the XVII or whatever.) How about Pope Papa Smurf I? If that’s too radical, you could go for something a little more traditional. I believe Pope Cosmo I is still available.

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