Word in your shell-like

Last year, in the run up to the General Election our PM, David Cameron reshuffled his cabinet. For some reason I wrote a sonnet about it… This will probably only resonate with a UK audience. If it resonates with anyone…

Sleight of Hand

I woke to the news of Cameron’s reshuffle

which, to be honest, was all rather vague;

That was, until it was goodbye to Hague,

Soon followed by an awful kerfuffle.

I wondered ‘What now?’ Long grass, IDS?

Though the headlines were filled with retiring Ken Clark

‘I’m old, seventy four, the choices are stark’

It all seemed so random – a bit of a mess.

By lunchtime it seemed the worst was ove – r –

And, let’s face it, none sane would gnash and wail

At the overdue end of those stale pale males –

But wait! What’s this? A new role for Gove! Er?

It’s mad – the world had turned on its head.

Surely that means the next PM’s Ed?

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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7 Responses to Word in your shell-like

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Yup It resonates!!

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  2. Mick Canning says:

    Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out that way!

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  3. Sacha Black says:

    Lol. Very clever, lots of poetry from you this week geoffle.

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  4. davidprosser says:

    They seem to be fairly interchangeable these days.

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