Poems of the Week

Ex-PM’s Pen Poison

by Jerome Betts

(David Cameron’s recently published
memoirs use such expressions as “foam-
flecked Faragist,” “bilious,” and “cauldron
of toxicity” in describing his opponents.)

That’s more than just a well-slapped wrist—
Gove as a “foam-flecked Faragist.”
B. Johnson too is booed and hissed
With “Bilious” Cummings, on the list
Of those that Cameron’s now dissed.

The backs they’ve stabbed! The arses kissed!
A country led towards a tryst
With Trump the tweeting egotist!
May polls provide a purging twist—
No toxic Tory will be missed!