Janice Windle (21st November 1945 / UK)
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Portrait of a Politician at Bay
I wrote this poem on seeing a photograph of Elliott Morley in the London Times, on 14th May, after he was found to have been claiming expenses, from the public purse, on a mortgage that he no longer held. It's not a political poem, rather it's just what the title says - a portrait of a politician who has been caught out and faces the paparazzi. Here it is:
Leans against the stately door
little boy found out, says his face,
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