Aug. 13th, 2012

Epinicion

Aug. 13th, 2012 08:00 pm

As Big Ben chimes nine times, or is it ten?
A sober nation flaps for 'snooze' again.
The sun assists, the nation wipes its eyes,
Throws up, cleans up, and then recalls (or tries)
The Greatest Show on Earth (that name, how true!
It staged more spectacles than Barnum's zoo):
There were tumblers, hoppers, dashers, dancers,
Singers, flingers, lifters, horse-back prancers,
Boxers and bishops, royals new and old,
All lusting after precious, precious gold!
The nation was transfixed, the media too,
Democracy out of the window flew,
And all for what?  A fleeting sense of pride,
A lighter wallet, and a fortnight skived.
The nation yawns, gives half a smirk,
Knocks back a pill, and trudges off to work.

Profile

the_new_scriblerus_club

January 2013

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
1314 1516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 26th, 2017 08:04 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios