Jean Bernard Parr

Bronze Star - 2,990 Points (26th May.1946 / Sallanches, France)

Spider Hotel (Lampoon On The Labour Leadership Contest 2015, Uk) - Poem by Jean Bernard Parr

Earthrise, only horror
Over the bath rim
Asterisk black
Black as a crack
As the chrome tap
Births a water drop
Twig leg scrabble, then
The affront
The fright
Unannounced and
Anarchist marauder
Black on white
shock headline
And not at all
the downy thing
Early morning and
Dew dandled
Patiently at the
Centre, knitting
those cosy homespun
Not this one
Hoovers up fear
Ancient as flint
Like a mini black hole.

On the other side
of the singularity
We are accustomed
At Spider Hotel
To welcome delegates
When they arrive early
Nothing is too much trouble
We aspire to standards
Of service to be proud
Our facilities
Have something for all
And tonight we present
The Spider Ball.

We are totally at one with
Conference noise and din
The aims of the Party
That is, to serve the People
A smorgasborg of flies
With a little side dish thrown in
Which brings me to the point
That should you decide
On fratricide and murder
You can rest assured
At Spider Hotel
Distinctions are blurred
We don't think its a crime
To eat your neighbour
Or to benefit
From the fruits of your labour

Topic(s) of this poem: political humor

Form: Heroic Couplet

Poet's Notes about The Poem

background is election of left wing outsider Jeremy Corbyn to leadership of British Labour Party late 2015, to the dismay of the old Blairite Guard

Comments about Spider Hotel (Lampoon On The Labour Leadership Contest 2015, Uk) by Jean Bernard Parr

  • (2/21/2016 3:10:00 AM)

    At first I get a shiver.....the stark statement of the spiders arrival conjuring up ancient fear factors. I'm then smiling as I see the little welcome delegates arriving to the hotel ball......Love it- - -10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 17, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 21, 2016

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