Poems of the Week

A House Derided

by Jerome Betts

If his chimes could once more ring
Might Big Ben boom out this spring,
“Brexit, Brexit, fume and fuss,
Has the UK missed the bus?”?
Umbrage, dudgeon, fits of ire,
Catcalls, verbal sniper fire
Stopped by chamber’s sudden leak … er …
More arresting than the Speaker!

Ask the hacks on College Green,
Will it end by Halloween?
Will May make it into May
As there’s yet a third delay?
Will the Tories come to grief
Over choosing a new chief
And, with MPs on vacation,
Who’ll step in to save the nation?