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Recipe For Disaster

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Recipe For Disaster


Make sure you’ve got a big bowl.

OK, we’re ready to commence.

Take a pinch of honesty,

add an ounce of common sense,

stir in bloody mindedness,

gently fold in care,

season it with integrity

(if you’ve got any spare),

sprinkle it with passion,

avoid the nuts and flakes,

put it in a hot oven

and see how long it takes

for it to become burnt and frazzled,

unpalatable to eat.

Quick to get in the kitchen

but it couldn’t stand the heat.

So now it’s hard-baked.

Oh dear, what a waste -

we thought it full of flavour

but it wasn’t to our taste.

The ingredients seemed alright

but they were really out of date:

misogyny, hypocrisy,

and underlying tones of hate

that made the dish unpalatable.

We’d really missed a trick

by presenting it as flavour of the month

when it only made us sick.

It’s difficult to follow

a recipe for success

when it’s full of bitter fruit.

A real Eton mess.

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Stu Buck

Tue 2nd Apr 2019 16:21

nice stuff ian and i am allergic to nuts so i wholeheartedly agree with leaving them out.

all this political bollocks must be driving you mad. i can only hope it inspires more words!

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 2nd Apr 2019 15:31

Welcome back.

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Graham McKay-Smith

Mon 1st Apr 2019 23:16

Sweet. And also sour. Well done

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Becky Who

Mon 1st Apr 2019 20:15

Here here. So well said.

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