Paul Butters


Winners - Poem by Paul Butters

The UK General Election has run its course.
A "win" for the Conservative Tories
With most votes and seats
Though they lost their parliamentary Majority,
And can only govern
By doing a deal with the Northern Irish DUP
Who oppose the rights of gays and women
And want to bring back hanging.

Yet Labour too are celebrating a win:
Halving the gap between the Tories and themselves
And winning loads of votes and seats.
OK they finished fifty odd seats behind,
But hey!

And then the Libdems "won" four more seats.
Plus The Greens held Brighton by a merry mile.
The Scottish Nationalists still got thirty five seats,
In spite of Nicola Sturgeon calling for
Another referendum on independence.
Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland got more seats too.
And the Welsh limited their damage by Labour.

"Winners" all, except for UKIP.
That's politics.
Until the next election.
Which might be fairly soon.

Topic(s) of this poem: election, political


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Reflecting on the latest UK election.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 11, 2017



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