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2015 General Election

2017 General Election

If

Linda Jane

Love's Terminus

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The Crematorium

Theresa May (Blunder Woman)

The Way To Everlasting Life

Thoughts On My Brother Ray

Thoughts Sublime

You


Frank’s Soliloquy on the 2017 General Election

To vote or not to vote, - that is the question:-
Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the pangs of disappointment
Or prudent to accept the claims and promises made by politicians,
However, treat them with the disdain they deserve,
As wishful thinking and not worth a row of beans.

To ponder, to think and by that process, what doubts, disillusion
And heartaches would beset us? Must give us pause
So sleep on it – perchance to dream. No more,
To dream of halcyon days – a land flowing with milk and honey.

Instead, years of constant austerity and always jam tomorrow.
Where the rich; the haves and have yachts, get richer
Whilst the poor, the have not, get poorer, that’s life!
But who cares about that as long as we are all right Jack.

Politicians, hah, unable to give an honest answer,
In many cases, answers came there none,
Instead, deriding their opponents as dishonest.
Whilst not fulfilling their own promises.

Now is the summer of our bygone days made harsh winter by their frailties.
And we have to wait and see, the undiscovered country we are to be…
The Tories have lost their working majority.
Obligations demand we combat injustice and inequality
And with endurance, we will confront our destiny.

May’s negotiation stance is so much weaker,
And a good outcome for us so much bleaker
A co-ordinated approach with other parties,
May yet save us from May’s absurdities…

Frank Waller. June 2017





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