The Sinking Ship Poem by David Wood

The Sinking Ship

Rating: 5.0

How will the pages of history
Be filled for 2020 Britain
For us it's still a mystery

Rampant Covid casts it's cape
Over the world and Britain
Hit hard and now out of shape

With inexperienced leadership
Simply not up to the job
On daily banana skins do they slip

Thousands of NHS heroes fell
Their sense of duty a lesson
To us all their story we must tell

And other heroes too all played
Their part with honour
They all came to societies aid.

As for Brexit the slow drip drip
Of Languid negotiations
Limping on without any firm grip

With such cancerous uncertainty
For businesses and the economy
We all seem to be led up a tree

By a leader out of touch what a crime
A person of big ego and self importance
In the wrong job and the wrong time

As 2020 comes slowly to an end
And 2021 looking worse it's enough
To drive everyone around the bend!

Monday, December 21, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: historical
Britain is sinking with a government unfit for purpose due to inexperience and a leader who is the wrong person in the wrong job at the wrong time.
Rose Marie Juan-austin 21 December 2020

In this time of uncertainty, we need a strong, competent and intelligent leader that will man our ship and keep it afloat. The world is at the brink of sinking, one false move and we will go down to the bottom. A very perceptive poem. Wonderful thoughts worth to ponder about. Very well written. Five Stars! ! ! ! !

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Khairul Ahsan 21 December 2020

'Hit hard and now out of shape' - a poet's vision gives such a fitting description, as also in 'On daily banana skins do they slip'! Thanks for the 'Poet's Notes'. The poem gets the maximum rating from me- 5 Stars*****!

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