Homework for w/e 14.1.19 - POLLIE WANTS A CRACKER....

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Homework for w/e 14.1.19 - POLLIE WANTS A CRACKER....

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:53 pm

POLLIE WANTS A CRACKER ... Maureen Clifford The #ScribblyBark Poet

I am putting pen to paper as a protest here I write
to our local politicians - who seem heedless of our plight
and indeed hope springs eternal, though perhaps I am naive,
but their job as best I see it is to serve. I do perceive
that at times they tout for votes with promises they rarely keep
and I do oft' times just wonder does it haunt them as they sleep
that their promises are Paper Tigers - weak and without roar
and same promises are soon forgotten once they're in the door.
Dare I say at times I suspect they are just digging for gold,
and deserve a darn good slapping for the porkies they have told.
I can't afford the risk of getting my vote badly wrong
by some bloke who seems could charm the skin off a snake when the gong
rings out there for the faithful - to the hustings all must go,
where a gaggle of two legged geese are gavelled start to whoa
to maintain some kind of order, to give credence to their words ...
to my mind a bloody chook house and a commotion of birds,
as is heard when the sly fox enters within to kill the weak.
Give me strength, and please forbearance, when I hear a Pollie speak.
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Re: Homework for w/e 14.1.19 - POLLIE WANTS A CRACKER....

Post by Shelley » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:25 pm

Very topical, Maureen!
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Re: Homework for w/e 14.1.19 - POLLIE WANTS A CRACKER....

Post by Neville Briggs » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:01 pm

Peter Sellers recorded a wonderful audio skit in which he acts the part of a politician making an election speech. Sellers goes on and on for about 10 minutes talking empty rubbish. George Orwell said that political speech was designed to give the appearance of substance to pure wind. Sellers illustrates that so brilliantly.
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Post by Neville Briggs » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:04 pm

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Re: Homework for w/e 14.1.19 - POLLIE WANTS A CRACKER....

Post by Shelley » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:40 am

Thanks for that entertainment Neville - he was brilliant, wasn't he? :D

Having worked most of my life in the public sector, I can confidently say that I have learned the art of writing a four page document that says absolutely nothing! (Some people might say the same about my poetry ;) :lol: )

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