Poems of the Week

Buffoon’s Knell

by Jerome Betts

“The Conservatives have lost the North Shropshire seat they
held for nearly 200 years to the Liberal Democrats in a by-election blow to Boris Johnson.
Winner Helen Morgan overturned a Tory majority of almost 23,000…”
BBC News

(with apologies to A.E. Housman)

When all the votes were reckoned
In Oswestry and Wem
The Tory limped in second,
The winner was Lib Dem.
From Durham now to Dover,
One question rules the day:
His party over,
It’s curtains for BJ?