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Robert Mackie on There was a Young Man from Kyoto (Wed, 3 Aug 2016 04:39 am)

The Fool's Defence

The Fool’s Defence
by Robert C. Mackie
 
I don’t mind your accusations, when you say I’m wrong,
Question my intelligence, and mark me out for fun,
But at the very least, have the decency to explain,
Why I’m a fool and you have sussed out rhyme and reason’s chain.
 
We’ve known each other donkey’s years, were always at the games,
I gladly took a battering when you called on me by name.
Bu...

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There Was a Red Leader Called Corbyn

There was a Red leader called Corbyn,
Beset by Blairites a-squablin’,
Despite overwhelming support,
Unelectable they thought,
They’d rather have Thatcher over him.

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All Hail Bold Etonian Boris

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All hail bold Etonian Boris,
Whose exploits sent up quite a chorus,
To prove Europe was dead,
He swung down by his head,
Into the seat of Foreign Office.

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There was a Young Man from Kyoto

There was a young man from Kyoto,
who was awfully fond of a photo,
when he saw a kimono,
his eyesight went mono,
and now a kimono’s a no-no.

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Bardic Lampoon for the Nuclear Age

Bardic Lampoon for the Nuclear Age
by Robert C. Mackie
 
We now have a leader in Theresa May,
Who may push the button some sunny day,
We won’t meet again, nor chatter and play,
For all human life will revert to clay.
 
So give us three cheers, hip-hip-hooray!
The sweetest of womankind, Theresa May.
A hundred-thousand lives taken away,
And you’ll pay too if she has her way.

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The Unicorn to the Lion / The Lion to the Unicorn

The Unicorn to the Lion
By Robert C. Mackie

The Lion and the Unicorn once fighting for the Crown,
Now, Lion, said the Unicorn, this fighting’s got me down.

Please keep your Barnett Formula, and all One Nation Tories,
Keep antisocial myopia and national fairy stories.

‘Cos Scotland’s a nation, although you doubt, social justice is its charter,
Smith and Hume its philosophers, no need f...

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