I've got a little list.

I've got a little list.

A Poem by Norman 223

With a nodding reference to the operetta "The Mikado",


With this fiasco known as Brexit, new rival leaders now abound,

So I really can't resist,  compiling this  impromptu list

Of Parliamentary hopefuls, whose credentials are unsound
And who never would be missed - I'm sure they'd not be missed.

There’s those graduates from  Oxford with some vague first class degree
And think, for ruling countries - they have some propensity.
Those wealthy tax evaders who donate to Party coffers
In the hope they’ll get a peerage - and whatever “perks” it offers
But it doesn’t really help us if they’re on the Honours List
For though parasites exist- I doubt if they’d be missed.

 So , I’ve put them in the list, this salutary list
For they never will be missed  - I know they won’t be missed.

Then those friends of Party Leaders, who don’t really have a clue
I think I must insist that I put them on the list.
For they’d simply be the sycophantic Front Bench retinue
Just nodding egotists. - So why should they  be missed?

There are pseudo ethnic sympathisers  who have one ambition
To flaunt , or change our national laws and treat them with derision
And those bigots who will still insist EU superiority
Gives them the power to disallow our own legal authority.
So it’s really quite essential that we put them on the list
For they will always twist any laws that still exist.

Anti social activists - ought to be top of the list
They’re just obstructionist - so they never will be missed.

But when they choose their candidates, it’s just as we suspected
These are the very characters the Parties  have selected.
So despite those I’ve included 
- even those I may have missed

I know it ‘s just a waste of time -  (I'm such a pragmatist)

And accept that my objections are just there to be dismissed . 
I've found my Nemesis - So why should I persist?

Now I'm not a pessimist, but

  I think you've got the gist 
As I'm not a nihilist -  I'm - now -tearing - up- this - list.

© 2019 Norman 223

Author's Note

Norman 223
As new revelations emerge, I apologise to any other "deserving" candidates that I may have omitted......

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Indeed a humour filled and much needed injection of myrth into this sorry saga as sardonic wit pummels at the Westminster elite and their cronies. Brixit means brexit brother bear!

Posted 1 Year Ago

So finely written, bravo, Norman!

' With this fiasco known as Brexit, new rival leaders now abound, - So I really can't resist, compiling this impromptu list - Of Parliamentary hopefuls, whose credentials are unsound - And who never would be missed - I'm sure they'd not be missed. ' (Near enough to music/rhythm from the Mikado !)

Why oh why hasn't this fine piece of metered poetry been reviewed by now - so many viewers have passed it by - maybe cos it contains more than twenty letters! What an absolute 'treat' has been missed, in fact, near missed it myself.

You've pulled out all the stops, Norman! There ARE all and more of those types who should be doing what they were voted into the Commoms for by our anxious population. Sadly for the most, their actions or - in distinct cases, their lack of active interest in the job for which they were voted in, has been pathetically invisible or has punched the headlines with selfish ambition or/and buffoonery. You've truthfully inferred that these supposedly political animals wanted to take front stage, yet have proved how easy and quickly it is to lose the plot as soon as in the spotlight.

Your skill with meter, your acute understanding of the goings-on and the voice to state them is incredible, i truly do admire this writing.. and your viewpoint. Polly ticks itch like hell, don't they!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Norman 223

1 Year Ago

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Added on April 25, 2019
Last Updated on May 9, 2019


Norman 223
Norman 223

Essex UK, United Kingdom

Now,rapidly approaching the age of 89 I'm still trying to write as an optimistic exercise in keeping senility at bay, although I reluctantly have to accept age,unreliable memory, pacemakers and syn.. more..


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