Some of you may already be aware having 'suffered' in past workshops that i have taught, I get the urge to turn 'poetic' from time to time. ( but understand that is a very loose use of the term!)
this is one of those times...
U.K. Quilter’s Election Moan.
© Angela Madden 2015
I really hate elections
I’ve had it up to here.
We’ve several weeks to go worst luck,
I wish the date was near.
We’ve broadcasts on the telly
The leaders promise all,
Manifestos try to sell me,
Polls project a real close call.
There’s Nick and Nige and Ed and Dave,
Not much to pick between,
They’re red and blue and yellow too
There’s purple and there’s green.
There’s lots of kissing kiddies
A bit of bricklaying too,
Debates that make you giddy
Between that motley crew.
Dire economic forecasts
And yes the N.H.S.
There’s debt and tax and Trident too,
The country’s in a mess.
There’s that young Nicky Sturgeon
That Plaid Cymru woman too.
They want to hold the balance
Between the other two.
Ed Milliband’s been called a ‘geek’
(To Grommit he’s related)
He’s keen to give the job and try
So long for power he’s waited.
His brother’s not too keen on him
Since beaten last time round,
But Ed claims he’s a lovely guy.
With policies so sound.
Our Dave’s a ‘toff ‘it’s fair to say.
His schooling was at Eton.
Claims he’s no snob, he likes his job
He’s keen not to be beaten.
Now Nick’s an earnest fellow
He wants us to vote Clegg,
But promises he just can’t keep
So please don’t pull my leg.
Nigel seems a jolly chap
He likes a pint of beer
From Europe he sure wants us out
To make our own rules here.
This circus soon will over be
With voters all the blame
We’ll wonder what it’s all about
When life goes on the same.
Why can’t they all be quilters?
And their time better use,
Then new ideas might fire me up
And not give me the blues.
Instead of scrapping every day
Their colours they could blend
And set up a joint quilting show
The venue? No 10.