Poems of the Week

Up The Union Jack!

by Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

United Kingdom? Not in Scotland’s view—
Proud Scots are too fed up with English rule!
Their wish to leave, and stay in the EU,
Has scared the Brexiteer from Eton School,
Elected to rule Britain as a whole—
Unruly Scots refuse to let him be
Naysayer to an independence poll! …
In desperation, he opts to decree:
On any civic building, there must fly
No EU sign, no saltire, no Welsh rag—
Just bold Britannia’s banner hoisted high!
And true Scots sigh while Boris, with his flag,
Can’t understand why only Sassenachs
Keep British buildings flying Union Jacks!