21st Century Folly
On June 23rd the people chose
They chose to leave the club
They chose to stand alone
And they chose to snub.
They snubbed the whole of Europe
They took their toys and turned
They turned away from commonsense
And forget all that they’d learned.
They turned inward and gazed
Stared hard at their navels
Their children’s futures narrowed
As the parents turned the tables.
Debating now just how to leave
Do we still have the right?
The rest will surely boot us out
Then we’ll begin the longest night.