Their Favourite Things

Bit of a cockup in original posting -here goes!

Their Favourite Things

 

Teardops they’re shedding; with lies they’ve been smitten,

“Bright sunlit uplands” still promised for Britons,

Brown paper packages, no attached strings,

Those are a few of their favourite things.

 

When reality bites, when the truth stings,
When they’re feeling sad,
They’ll simply remember their favourite things,
And then they’ll feel twice as bad.

 

Pony and trap economics, their model,

A pig in a poke, a bad joke that’s so cruel,

Unicorns flying, the moon on their wings,

Those are a few of their favourite things.

 

When reality bites, when the truth stings,
When they’re feeling sad,
They’ll simply remember their favourite things,
And then they’ll feel twice as bad.

 

 Girls with white faces, and Essex girls’ voices,

English that’s spoken on trains planes and buses,

A Brexity hope that eternally springs,

Those are a few of their favourite things.

 

When reality bites, when the truth stings,
When they’re feeling sad,
They’ll simply remember their favourite things,
And then they’ll feel twice as bad.

 

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Mon 28th Nov 2022 13:04

Sorry, that should have been "Catarrhy Voices"😊

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sun 27th Nov 2022 10:46

Thanks all for the comments and likes, and may I be permitted a bit of shameless self-publicity?

As part of the BBC's "Inclusivity and Diversity" programme, I have been invited to do a spot at the 2023 BBC Proms, in which I will be expressing under-represented points of view.

My gig is titled: "Qatari Voices".

Be there or be square!

<Deleted User> (9882)

Sat 26th Nov 2022 16:39

# this poem is great!
its really great
bollocking the government I enjoy
Rose a name I call myself
at protest marches a megaphone I employ
out of touch Westminster is
but thank F they got rid of A/H Liz
and Rish isn't by any means a whizz
will bring us back to VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!


# vote again for what its worth
or will we all be back verily to square one?
probably there is no doubt
soon my life savings will be gone #

# then I'll be left with jam and bread
shall I just stay in F/G bed
take a long walk off a short prom
or rubber boat it across the med! med! med! med?

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# just a bottle full of Jack Daniels
will make Christmas go down
Christmas go down
Christmas go d-o-w-n
Christmas go down
just a bottle full of Jack Daniels
will make Christmas go down
in the most delirious way! #


Rose 💋🎄

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 26th Nov 2022 16:05

I like the use of a famous musical number to make a point.
Richard Rodgers would probably smile and put it alongside the
use of his "You'll Never Walk Alone" elsewhere!

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John Coopey

Sat 26th Nov 2022 08:00

The time-honoured practice of making money out of promises.

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John Botterill

Fri 25th Nov 2022 20:22

Pithy and witty.
You are right on the money, Uilleam. 👍

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